National Disability Agreement: c(1)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2012|
Proportion of potential population accessing state/territory delivered disability support services.
|Indicator set:||National Disability Agreement (2012)|
Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
|Outcome area:||People with disability enjoy choice, wellbeing and the opportunity to live as independently as possible|
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/07/2010
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
|Quality statement:||National Disability Agreement: (c)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2012 QS Community Services (retired), Standard 05/03/2012|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||0|
|Population group age to:||64|
|Computation description:||Number of users of state/territory delivered disability support services aged 0-64 years in the reporting period divided by estimated potential population for state/territory delivered disability support services (people aged 0-64 years with profound or severe core activity limitation) on 30 June at the start of the reporting period.|
R/N x 100
R = number of state/territory delivered disability support service users aged 0–64 years in the reporting period, and
N = estimated potential population for state/territory delivered disability support services (people aged 0-64 years with profound or severe core activity limitation) on 30 June at the start of the reporting period.
For measures disaggregated by need for assistance in life area, N = the state/territory total of the number of service users in the reporting period.
Number of users of state/territory delivered disability support services aged 0–64 years in the reporting period.
|Numerator data elements:|
Estimated potential population for state/territory delivered disability support services (people aged less than 65 years with profound or severe core activity limitation) on 30 June at start of reporting period.
Potential population will be calculated by applying age-sex specific rates of severe/profound core activity limitation (from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC 2009)) to the 30 June 2009 Estimated Residential Population by state/territory by age group by sex. No Indigenous weight or scaling factor is used.
National level age-sex rates, rather than state/territory-age-sex rates have been used previously due to the high sampling errors associated with some of the state/territory-age-sex rate estimates in SDAC 2003 and previous iterations of the survey.
National level rates will be used from SDAC 2009 to calculate the potential population for this reporting cycle. A complete review of the data sources and methods used for the calculation of potential population for National Agreement performance reporting will be undertaken by the Potential Population Working Group on behalf of the DPRWG, however the results of this review will not be available for this reporting cycle.
|Denominator data elements:|
For each of the following service groups:
1. Accommodation support (service types 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06, 1.07, 1.08)
2. Community support (service types 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07)
3. Community access (service types 3.01, 3.02, 3.03)
4. Respite (service types 4.01, 4.02, 4.03, 4.04, 4.05)
5. All disability support services delivered by state/territory governments
The following disaggregation's will be presented:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specialist psychiatric disability services in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia are not included.|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health|
Data source attributes
Every 5 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||COAG - annually.|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
AIHW to produce indicatorsQuality statements to be produced jointly by AIHW and ABS.
|Further data development / collection required:|
The AIHW will conduct an investigation into the feasibility and data quality of attaching SEIFA to the DS NMDS.
A complete review of the data sources and methods used for the calculation of potential population for National Agreement performance will be undertaken by the Potential Population Working Group on behalf of the DPRWG.
Classifications proposed above are appropriate for the current CSTDA/DS NMDS. Classifications will need to be reviewed in line with any future changes to the NMDS.
|Other issues caveats:|
Available disaggregation depends on sampling errors, confidentiality and other caveats.
Cells with numerator counts less than 5 will be suppressed.
People with age reported in the range 0 to 64 years and people with ‘not stated’ age are included in calculations for this indicator. People with age reported to be 65 years or older are not included.
Treatment of ‘not stated’ values within disaggregation's (numerator only):
Caution is recommended in the use or interpretation of performance at service group level. There is a risk when the service group level data is interpreted in isolation as various service groups are complementary and the emphasis on different services reflects jurisdictional policy directions. Potential population estimates in these tables are not necessarily specific to the individual service group.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG)|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Disability Agreement: c(1)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2011
Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: d(1)-Proportion of the potential population who used State/Territory delivered disability support services, 2013
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