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National Disability Agreement: e(2)-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 term467938
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
Description:Help on this termUnmet 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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement (2012) Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013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 persons aged 0-64 years in potential population who have taken action in the last 12 months to get more formal assistance but who still need more formal assistance divided by number of persons aged 0-64 years in potential population.

Computation:Help on this term

R/N x 100
where
R = number of people in potential population who wants and need more formal assistance and
N = estimated potential population
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.
Person-identified (self-reported) unmet demand as a proportion of total demand—computation based on self-reported demand from the 2009 SDAC. This measure is based on sample survey estimates.

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of persons aged 0–64 years in potential population who have taken action in the last 12 months to get more formal assistance but who still need more formal assistance.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Denominator:Help on this term

Number of persons aged 0–64 years in potential population.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Comments:Help on this termRecommended disaggregation by state/territory. Further disaggregation will depend on data availability and quality. Where possible, will include age group, sex, Indigenous status, country of birth, proficiency in English, Remoteness Area and disability status.

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

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termSDAC 2009 for all data.
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 termIndicators 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 for more formal assistance.
Other issues caveats:Help on this termAvailable 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

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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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