National Disability Agreement: e(3)-Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2012|
Unmet demand for 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Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013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
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||0|
|Population group age to:||64|
Number of persons aged 0-64 years in potential population who need more formal assistance than they are currently receiving divided by number of persons aged 0-64 years in potential population.
R/N x 100 where R = number of people in potential population who need more formal assistance than they are currently receiving and N = estimated potential population.
Computation will be appropriate to the target population and corresponding available data, including jurisdiction demand data and SDAC enhancements. Multiple measures for this indicator give person and system level perspectives on unmet demand.
Need for formal assistance as a proportion of inferred demand—computation is based on the argument that every statement of need is explicitly, or implicitly, a claim (see Spicker 2008). This measure is based on sample survey estimates.
Number of persons aged 0–64 years in potential population who need more formal assistance than they are currently receiving.
|Numerator data elements:|
Number of persons aged 0–64 years in potential population.
|Denominator data elements:|
Recommended disaggregation by state/territory.
Further disaggregation will depend on data availability and quality. Where possible, will include age group, sex, Indigenous status, proficiency in English, Remoteness Area and disability status.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Autonomy and participation|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Accountability:||Overall—shared; employment services—AG; Accommodation, respite, community support (includes management and individual service planning), community access services—state and territory governments.|
|Benchmark:||Related NDA benchmark - Performance benchmark (b) A decrease in the proportion of potential population with unmet demand for services.|
|Further data development / collection required:||Indicators is sourced from the SDAC. The 2009 SDAC contains new questions on the need for more formal assistance. While information about need for more assistance is available from SDAC 2003, it is not possible to distinguish need for more formal assistance.|
|Other issues caveats:||Available disaggregation depends on sampling errors and other caveats.|
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG)|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: e(1)-Proportion of the potential population of people with disability who report a need for more formal assistance, 2013
See also National Disability Agreement: e(2)-Proportion of people with disability who are satisfied with the range of organised and formal service options available, 2013
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