People with disability in Australia 2022: in brief presents key highlights from the AIHW’s main report People with disability in Australia 2022.
People with disability in Australia brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding of disability in Australia.
- DOI: 10.25816/ayzp-m561
- Cat. no: DIS 81
- Pages: 44
1 in 6 people in Australia are estimated to have disability
24% of adults with disability experience very good or excellent health, compared with 65% without disability
48% of working-age (aged 15–64) people with disability are employed, compared with 80% without disability
32% of adults with disability experience high/very high psychological distress, compared with 8.0% without disability
This in brief report provides an overview of key content of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s People with disability in Australia online report. It follows earlier 2019 and 2020 editions. This 2022 edition updates data where available and includes new sections on social inclusion and the financial situation of people with disability, as well as their experiences during the earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report includes data collected during the evolving COVID-19 situation in Australia in early 2020 to mid-2021. High-quality data will also be important in future as we seek to understand the impacts on people with disability of the virus itself, the direct and indirect effects of the isolation requirements put in place in response to the virus, and the long-term economic and social impacts of the shutdowns.
The main report can be viewed at People with disability in Australia. More information, such as on trends and groups within the disability population, is presented in the online content, where possible.