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Mortality patterns among people using disability support services: 1 July 2013 to June 2018 

People using specialist disability services in Australia had a mortality rate 4.7 times as high as the general population. Among service users, the rates and causes of death varied by type of disability, age and sex. The rate of potentially avoidable deaths was 3.6 times as high for service users compared with the general population, with coronary heart disease and suicide being the leading causes of deaths deemed potentially avoidable.

Disability services data cubes 

Disability data cubes are available for subsets of data from the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) collection. Prior to January 2009 this dataset was known as the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS).

COVID-19
This release covers data up to 30 June 2019, preceding COVID-19.

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2018–19 

In 2018–19, about 230,000 people used disability support services funded under the National Disability Agreement (NDA). Of these, 68% used the Australian Government’s open employment services. During the year, about 29,200 NDA service users transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, many of whom (65%)  had an intellectual or learning primary disability.

Australia’s welfare 2019: data insights 

Australia’s welfare 2019: data insights presents an overview of the welfare data landscape and explores selected welfare topics—including intergenerational disadvantage, income support, future of work, disability services, elder abuse and child wellbeing—in 8 original articles.

Australia’s welfare 2019 is the 14th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition introduces a new format and expanded product suite:

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2016–17 

In 2016–17, about 331,000 people used disability support services funded under the National Disability Agreement (NDA). During the year, about 29,000 (9%) NDA service users transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), almost three-quarters (71%) of whom had an intellectual or learning primary disability.

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2015–16 

In 2015–16, over 330,000 people used disability support services funded under the National Disability Agreement (NDA). With the progressive roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Australia, many existing NDA service users are expected to move to the NDIS over time

Autism in Australia 

Autism spectrum disorder (also simply termed autism) is a persistent developmental disorder, characterised by symptoms evident from early childhood. In 2015, an estimated 164,000 people had autism, representing about 1 in 150 Australians. In 2014–15, around 43,500 people with autism accessed disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA).

People using both Disability Services and Home and Community Care in 2010-11: technical report 

This report describes the linkage process used to identify the extent of joint use of Disability Services and the Home and Community Care program. The methods used to derive analysis variables are also described. Under one-fifth of Disability Service users also used HACC in 2010-11. The analysis of joint program use is presented in the companion report People using both Disability Services and Home and Community Care 2010–11.

People using both Disability Services and Home and Community Care in 2010-11 

This report examines the characteristics and service use of people who accessed both Disability Services and the Home and Community Care (HACC) program in 2010–11. It found that people using both required higher, more complex and diverse supports, and relied on a wide range of complementary services from both programs.