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Survey of Disability, Ageing and Caring (SDAC)

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The Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) is conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) throughout Australia.

The survey collects information from three target populations:

  • people with disability
  • older people (i.e. those aged 65 years and over)
  • people who care for persons with disability, long-term health conditions or older people.

SDAC has been performed in: 1981, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018.

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