National Disability Agreement: e(3)-Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Common name:||Potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2010|
|Short name:||Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2010|
|Registration status:||Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011|
Unmet demand for disability support services.
|Indicator set:||National Disability Agreement (2010) Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011|
|Outcome area:||People 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:||National Disability Agreement: e.3-Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age to:||64|
Computation will be appropriate to the target population and corresponding available data, including jurisdiction demand data and SDAC enhancements.
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.
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 .
∑r i / ∑n i
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.
The definition of potential population remains under development by the National Disability Data Network.
|Denominator data elements:|
Further disaggregation will depend on data availability and quality. Where possible, will include age group, sex, Indigenous status, country of birth, Remoteness Area and disability status.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
|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.|
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 (e.2) and (e.3) are 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 formore formal assistance. Indicator (e.3) will be developed when 2009 SDAC data are available.
|Other issues caveats:|
Available disaggregation depends on sampling errors and other caveats.