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National Disability Agreement: h-Proportion of carers of people with disability accessing support services to assist in their caring role (h-interim), 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Common name:Help on this termCarers of people with disability accessing support services to assist in their caring role (h-interim), 2010
Short name:Help on this termProportion of carers of people with disability accessing support services to assist in their caring role (h-interim), 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term394015
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
Description:Help on this term

Support services for carers.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement (2010) Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termFamilies and carers are well supported Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement: h-Interim Proportion of carers of people with disability accessing support services to assist in their caring role, 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

Collection and usage attributes

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

(Interim) Performance indicator is restricted to DS NMDS service users aged 0– 64 years with an informal carer.

Support services to assist in the caring role are defined in ‘Reported disaggregation’ below.

Computation:Help on this term

R/N x 100

(Interim) where R = number of DS NMDS service users aged 0–64 years with an informal carer, where the service user accessed services to assist the carer in their caring role in the reporting period and N = number of DS NMDS service users aged 0–64 years with an informal carer in the reporting period.

Numerator:Help on this term

(Interim) Number of disability support service users aged 0–64 years with an informal carer, where the service user accessed services to assist the carer in their caring role, 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]
Data Element / Data SetPerson—informal carer existence indicator, code N
Data Element / Data SetService provider organisation—service activity type, CSTDA support service type code N.NN
Denominator:Help on this term

(Interim) Number of disability support service usersaged 0–64 yearswith an informal carer in the reporting period.

Denominator 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]
Data Element / Data SetPerson—informal carer existence indicator, code N
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
NMDS / DSS
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10
Data Element / Data SetService provider organisation—service activity type, CSTDA support service type code N.NN
Data Element / Data SetInformal carer—co-residency status, code N
Data Element / Data SetInformal carer—primary status, code N
Data Element / Data SetInformal carer—relationship to care recipient, CSTDA code N[N]
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Informal carer - age group' to be created.
Comments:Help on this term

The following disaggregations will be presented:

State/territory by

  • Carer sex (male, female, total) by carer age group (under 45 years, 45–64, 65 years and above)
  • Carer primary status (primary carer, non-primary carer, total)
  • Carer residency status (co-resident, non-resident, total)

Disaggregations will be presented for each of the following categories of services:

1. In-home accommodation support (service type 1.06)

2. Community access (service types 3.01, 3.02 and 3.03)

3. Respite (service types 4.01, 4.02, 4.03, 4.04 and 4.05).

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

Accountability attributes

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

The NDIMG has committed to further work to develop a more broadly based (population) measure of support services for carers. Data development may involve data linkage across administrative data sets.

(Interim) 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.

Note that the existing DS NMDS counts people with informal carers; it does not count carers. The National Disability Data Network has identified improved carer data as a priority area for NMDS redevelopment. Use of DS NMDS data in the interim only provides a proxy measure for this indicator.

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.

Information about the Indigenous status of the carer, the country of birth of the carer and the remoteness of the carer is not available from the DS NMDS.

Service users with age in the range 0 to 64 years and service users with ‘not stated’ age are included in calculations for this indicator. Service users with age reported to be 65 years or older are not included.

Treatment of ‘not stated’ values within disaggregations:

Carer age group (years): Subtotal includes carers with known age only. Total includes carers with ‘not stated’ age.

Carer sex: Subtotal includes carers with known sex only (derived from carer relationship to service user). Total includes carers for whom sex could not be derived.

Carer primary status: Subtotal includes carers with known carer primary status only. Total includes carers with ‘not stated’ carer primary status.

Carer residency status: Subtotal includes carers with known carer residency status only. Total includes carers with ‘not stated’ carer residency status.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: h-Proportion of carers of people with disability accessing support services to assist in their caring role (h-interim), 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012

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