16 Jan 2023 – The data on school students with disability from the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability have been updated to 2021. The updated data can be found in Education and skills – Engagement in education – School (primary and secondary) section of the report, under ‘Other sources of data on school students’.
5 July 2022 – A major update was performed, including new content on personal life, social inclusion and finances of people with disability and their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and updating data on specialist disability services, social housing, homelessness services, education, and income support.
2 Oct 2020 – A major update was performed, including replacing the 2015 ABS SDAC data with 2018 SDAC data and updating data on specialist disability services, social housing, homelessness services, education, and income support.
21 Oct 2019 – A number of small typographical and aesthetic changes were made to figures throughout the report.
18 Sep 2019 – Figure 1 located under The disability policy environment section of this report was modified, including reformatting the diagram and amending a typographical error.
This online report, People with disability in Australia, was prepared by Davis Hopkins, Alexandra Palamara, Sumaiyah Qureshi, Anastasia Sartbayeva, and Carla Willrodt of the Disability Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), with assistance provided by Ashna Gera, Adam Grant, Sakthi Senda, and Putri Wardhani.
The associated In brief was prepared by Alexandra Palamara, Sumaiyah Qureshi, and Anastasia Sartbayeva.
The AIHW’s Disability Analysis and Reporting Advisory Group, Louise York (Head, Community Services Group), David Braddock, Rachelle Graham, Joanne Groube, Melinda Leake, Leah Newman and Nikki Schroder provided valuable comments on the draft report. The authors thank individual staff members at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the National Disability Insurance Agency and the Department of Social Services for their constructive comments and advice.
This report was funded by the Department of Social Services.
This report uses unit record data from Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey conducted by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS). The findings and views reported in this report, however, are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Australian Government, DSS, or any of DSS’ contractors or partners. DOI: 10.26193/IYBXHM
This report uses data from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The results and views reported in this report, however, are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The work in this report has not been prepared in collaboration or partnership with the NDIA.