Living with disability in Australia data visualisation.
Summary cards showing key statistics in 8 areas: people with disability, health, housing, social support, education and skills, justice and safety, income and finance, and employment. The reader can select to display the statistics for three indicator types: participation, need for assistance, and outcomes.
Participation indicators panel shows:
- People with disability: 1 in 6 Australians are estimated to have disability, or about 4.4 million people.
- Health: 2 in 3 people with disability aged under 65 saw a medical specialist in the last year.
- Housing: 96% of people with disability live in private dwellings.
- Social support: About 433,000 people with disability are active NDIS participants with approved plans.
- Justice and safety: 1 in 10 people aged 15 and over experienced disability discrimination in the last year.
- Income and finance: 38% of people aged 15-64 with disability receive a government payment as their main source of income
- Employment: 53% of people aged 15-64 with disability are participating in the labour force.
- Education and skills: 9 in 10 school-aged children with disability go to school.
Need for Assistance indicators panel shows:
- People with disability: 3 in 5 people with disability living in households need help with at least 1 activity of daily living.
- Health: 3 in 10 people with disability waited more than 1 days after making an appointment to see a GP for urgent care.
- Housing: 1 in 8 people with disability have modified their accommodation because of their age or condition.
- Social support: About 40% of people with disability need assistance from formal providers.
- Justice and safety: 47% of adults with disability have experienced violence after age 15.
- Income and finance: 37% of Disability Support Pension recipients aged 16 to 64 have a psychological or psychiatric condition.
- Employment: 68% of people aged 15-64 with disability have 1 or more employment restrictions.
- Education and skills: 4 in 5 school students with disability have 1 or more schooling restrictions.
Outcomes indicators panel shows:
- People with disability: The disability-free life expectancy of Australians has improved over time.
- Health: 3 in 5 people aged 15 and over with disability rate their health as good, very good or excellent.
- Housing: 64% of people with disability who are non-dependents are home owners.
- Social support: 82% of people with disability aged 15 and over are satisfied with the quality of assistance received from organised services.
- Justice and safety: In the last year 2 in 3 people aged 15 and over with disability have not avoided situations because of disability.
- Income and finance: 94% of people aged 15 and over with disability have a source of personal income.
- Employment: 88% of employed wage or salary earners aged 15-64 with disability do not require support to work.
- Education and skills: 9 in 10 school students with disability go to a mainstream school.