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National Disability Agreement: e(1)-Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termProportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term467936
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement (2012) Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
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

Collection and usage attributes

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

Number of eligible persons aged 0-64 years waiting to commence service or waiting for additional service (from jurisdiction demand systems) divided by number of persons aged 0-64 years who require and are eligible for disability support services, including persons receiving and not receiving services (from jurisdiction demand systems).

Computation:Help on this term

R/N x 100

Where

R = number of eligible persons aged 0-64 years waiting to commence service or waiting for additional service (from jurisdiction demand systems) and

N = number of persons aged 0-64 years who require and are eligible for disability support services, including persons receiving and not receiving services (from jurisdiction demand systems)

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.

Service system-identified unmet demand as a proportion of confirmed demand—computation based on confirmed demand measured at jurisdiction level DPRWG agreed jurisdiction demand data will be explored through redevelopment of the DS NMDS. This measure is based on jurisdiction demand data.

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of eligible persons aged 0–64 years waiting to commence service or waiting for additional service (from jurisdiction demand systems).

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of persons aged 0–64 years who require and are eligible for disability support services, including persons receiving and not receiving services (from jurisdiction demand systems).

Disaggregation:Help on this term

Recommended disaggregation by state/territory.

Further disaggregation will depend on data availability and quality. Where possible, it will include age group, sex, Indigenous status, proficiency in spoken English, Remoteness Area and disability status.

Comments:Help on this term

Data source: Jurisdiction demand systems.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[NN.N]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAutonomy and participation

Accountability attributes

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.
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.  
Benchmark:Help on this term

Related NDA benchmark - Performance benchmark (b) A decrease in the proportion of potential population with unmet demand for services.

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Indicator e(1) is intended to give a service system identified measure of unmet demand as a proportion of confirmed demand.  Definitional work to inform data development is proceeding under NDA Priority A Deliverable 3.  This indicator will be based on Jurisdiction demand data, which will need to be comparable with regards to definitions, items and computation methods.

Other issues caveats:Help on this term

Available disaggregation depends on sampling errors and other caveats.

 

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termDisability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Disability Agreement: e(1)-Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012

See also National Disability Agreement: e(1)-Proportion of the potential population of people with disability who report a need for more formal assistance, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013

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 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013

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