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released: 14 Oct 2011 author: AIHW media release

Almost 300,000 people used services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA) in 2009-10, which accounted for nearly $5.8 billion of combined government expenditures. The number of disability service users rose by 47% between 2004-05 and 2009-10. The number of users of employment and respite services increased by 83% and 50%, respectively, over the same period. Of the nearly 2,300 disability service agencies operating in 2009-10, more than two-thirds were state or territory funded, the remaining being funded by the Australian Government.

ISSN 1444-3589; ISBN 978-1-74249-213-1; Cat. no. DIS 59; 138pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Increase in service users and expenditure
      • More service providers
      • Service user characteristics
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Terminology
    • 2 About disability support services
      • 2.1 Providers of disability support services
      • 2.2 Number of services provided and service users
      • 2.3 Need for services
      • 2.4 Government expenditure on disability support services
    • 3 Disability support service users
      • 3.1 Overview
      • 3.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service users
      • 3.4 Location and accessibility
      • 3.5 Income and employment
      • 3.6 Users of employment services
      • 3.7 New users and user exits
    • 4 Disability and support needs
      • 4.1 Disability
      • 4.2 Support needs
      • 4.3 Communication needs
    • 5 Informal care and living arrangements
      • 5.1 Informal carers
      • 5.2 Older carers
      • 5.3 Carers and living arrangements
    • 6 Patterns of service use
      • 6.1 Multiple service use
        • Multiple service users
        • Combinations of services accessed
      • 6.2 Measures of service quantity
        • Hours received
        • Hours provided
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1 About the data collection
        • A1.1 Brief history
        • A1.2 Scope of the collection
        • A1.3 Counts and definitions
        • A1.4 The statistical linkage key
        • A1.5 English proficiency groupings
        • A1.6 Data quality
          • Service type outlet response rate
          • Service user response rate
          • Not stated/not known rates
        • A1.7 Calculation of potential population
        • A1.8 Further information
      • Appendix 2 Additional tables
      • Appendix 3 Service type classification
        • Accommodation support
          • 1.01 Large residential facilities/institutions (more than 20 places)
          • 1.02 Small residential facilities/institutions (7–20 places)
          • 1.03 Hostels
          • 1.04 Group homes (less than 7 places)
          • 1.05 Attendant care/personal care
          • 1.06 In-home accommodation support
          • 1.07 Alternative family placement
          • 1.08 Other accommodation support
        • Community support
          • 2.01 Therapy support for individuals
          • 2.02 Early childhood intervention
          • 2.03 Behaviour/specialist intervention
          • 2.04 Counselling (individual/family/group)
          • 2.05 Regional resource and support teams
          • 2.06 Case management, local coordination and development
          • 2.07 Other community support
        • Community access
          • 3.01 Learning and life skills development
          • 3.02 Recreation/holiday programs
          • 3.03 Other community access
        • Respite
          • 4.01 Own home respite
          • 4.02 Centre-based respite/respite homes
          • 4.03 Host family respite/peer support respite
          • 4.04 Flexible respite
          • 4.05 Other respite
        • Employment
          • 5.01 Open employment
          • 5.02 Supported employment
          • 5.03 Open and supported employment
          • 5.04 Targeted support
        • Advocacy, information and alternative forms of communication
          • 6.01 Advocacy
          • 6.02 Information/referral
          • 6.03 Combined information/advocacy
          • 6.04 Mutual support/self-help groups
          • 6.05 Alternative forms of communication
        • Other support
          • 7.01 Research and evaluation
          • 7.02 Training and development
          • 7.03 Peak bodies
          • 7.04 Other support services
      • Appendix 4 Data items requiring collection by various service types
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Disability support services 2009-10: report on services provided under the National Disability Agreement. Disability series. Cat. no. DIS 59. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 31 July 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420186>.