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National Disability Agreement: c-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Common name:Help on this termPotential population accessing disability services, 2010.
Short name:Help on this termProportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term393880
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
Description:Help on this term

Use of specialist disability service.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement (2010) Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPeople with disability enjoy choice, wellbeing and the opportunity to live as independently as possible Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement: c-Proportion of the population accessing disability services, 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age to:Help on this term64
Computation description:Help on this term

Performance Indicators for disability services funded by the Australian Government (employment services only) are restricted to the age range 15–64 years.

Computation:Help on this term

R/N x 100

where R = number of service users aged 0–64 years in the DS NMDS during the reporting period and N = estimated potential population on 30 June at the start of the reporting period.

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of users of specialist disability services aged 0–64 years in the reporting period.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Source
Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
NMDS / DSS
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10
Data Element / Data SetService provider organisation—service activity type, CSTDA support service type code N.NN
NMDS / DSS
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10
Data Element / Data SetService event—last service provision date, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10
Data Element / Data SetService episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10
Denominator:Help on this term

Estimated potential population for specialist disability services on 30 June at start of reporting period.

Although the definition of potential population is under review by the National Disability Data Network, theNational Disability Information Management Group (NDIMG)agreed to adopt the conventional definition until the review completes. That is, people aged under 65 years with profound or severe core activity limitation will be used for the baseline CRC report.

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)2003) to the 30 June 2007Estimated Residential Population by state/territory by age group by sex. No Indigenous weight or scaling factor is used. National level age-sex rates from SDAC 2003, rather than state/territoryage- sex rates are used due to the high sampling errors associated with some of the state/territory-age-sex rate estimates.

The method used to calculate the country of birth and remoteness disaggregations will be the same as that adopted by the Disability Services Working Group for calculation of special needs group indicators in the Report on Government Services 2010. This method incorporates 2006 Census data for comparing population groups.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Data Element / Data SetData Source
Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age group, NDA code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2003
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Disability' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2003
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2003
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age group, NDA code N
Data Source
Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age group, NDA code N
Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Remoteness' to be created.
Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetPerson—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNN
Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Disability' to be created.
Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Element / Data SetPerson—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNN
Data Element / Data SetPerson (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Element / Data SetPerson (address)—suburb/town/locality name, text A[A(49)]
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Need for assistance' to be created.
Data Element / Data SetService provider organisation—service activity type, CSTDA support service type code N.NN
Comments:Help on this term

For each of the following service groups:

1. Disability services funded by state/territory governments (excludes employment services)

2. Disability services funded by the Australian Government (employment services only) (service types 5.01, 5.02 and 5.04)

3. All disability services

The following disaggregation will be presented for service groups 1 and 3 :

  • State/territory by sex (male, female, total) by age group (0–4, 5–14, 15–24, 25–34, 35–44,45–54, 55–64 years, total)

The following disaggregation will be presented for service group 2:

  • State/territory by sex (male, female, total) by age group (15–24, 25–34, 35–44,45–54, 55–64 years, total)

The following disaggregations will be presented for all service groups:

  • Country of birth (Australia, other English speaking countries, all English speaking countries, non-English speaking countries, total)
  • Remoteness Area (Major Cities, Inner Regional, other, total)
  • State/territory by need for assistance (activities of daily living, activities of independent living or work, education or community but not activities of daily living, total needing assistance, no need for help or supervision, level of assistance not determined, total)

Rates of severe/profound core activity limitation from the SDAC will be used in the calculation of the denominator. SDAC 2003 is the latest available source for these data. Previous investigations have shown that these rates are stable over time.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceDisability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceEstimated Resident Population (ERP)
Frequency
Annual

Data SourceCensus of Population and Housing
Frequency
Every 5 years

Data SourceABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2003
Frequency
Every 6 years.
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termCOAG - annually.
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

AIHW to produce indicators

Quality statements to be produced jointly by AIHW and ABS.
Accountability:Help on this termOverall—shared; employment services—AG; Accommodation, respite, community support (includes management and individual service planning), community access services—state and territory governments.  
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Once data are available from SDAC 2009, the AIHW will investigate the possibility of using state/territory-age-sex rates of severe/profound core activity limitation for the calculation of the potential population.

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:Help on this term

Available disaggregation depends on sampling errors and other caveats. Cells with numerator counts less than 5 will be suppressed.

For service groups 1 and 3, people with age reported in the range 0 to 64 years and people with ‘not stated’ age are included in calculations for this indicator. For service group 2, people with age reported in the range 15 to 64 years only are included in calculations. People with age reported to be 65 years or older are not included.

Treatment of ‘not stated’ values within disaggregations (numerator only):

For service groups 1 and 3:

  • Age group: Subtotal includes people with known age only. Total includes people with ‘not stated’ age.

For service group 2:

  • Age group: Only people with known age will be included.

For all service groups:

  • Sex: Subtotal includes people with known sex only. Total includes people with ‘not stated’ sex.
  • Country of birth: Other English speaking countries is the subtotal of Australia and other English speaking countries. Subtotal includes people with known country of birth only. Total includes people with ‘not stated’ country of birth.
  • Remoteness: ‘Other’ includes Outer Regional, Remote and Very Remote. Subtotal includes people with known remoteness only. Total includes people where remoteness area cannot be determined.
  • Need for assistance: Total needing assistance includes need for assistance in activities of daily living, activities of independent living and activities of work, education or community. Total includes service users with level of assistance not determined.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: c(1)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012

Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: c(2)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012

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