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National Disability Agreement: f(1)-Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termNumber of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term467943
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
Description:Help on this term

Use of specialist disability services by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement (2012) Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013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
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement: (f)-Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2012 QS Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Community Services (retired), Standard 05/03/2012

Collection and usage attributes

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

Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 0-64 years who used state/territory delivered disability support services in the reporting period divided by estimated Indigenous potential population for state/territory delivered disability support services (people aged 0-64 years with profound or severe core activity limitation) on 30 June at the start of the reporting period.

Computation:Help on this term

R/N x 100

where R = number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 0–64 years who used state/territory delivered disability support services in the reporting period and N = estimated Indigenous potential population aged 0–64 years on 30 June at start of reporting period.

For measures disaggregated by need for assistance in life area, N = the state/territory total of the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who used specialist disability services in the reporting period.

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 0–64 years who used state/territory delivered disability support services in the reporting period.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
NMDS / DSS
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, 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
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
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Specialist psychiatric disability service user' to be created.
NMDS / DSS
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10
Denominator:Help on this term

Estimated Indigenous potential population for state/territory delivered disability support services (people aged less than 65 years with profound or severe core activity limitation) on 30 June at start of reporting period.
The method used to calculate the Indigenous potential population will be the same as that adopted by the Disability Services Working Group for calculation of special needs group indicators for the Report on Government Services 20120. This method incorporates 2006 Census data and age-sex specific rates of severe/profound core activity limitation (from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC)).
National level age-sex rates, rather than state/territory-age-sex rates have been used previously due to the high sampling errors associated with some of the state/territory-age-sex rate estimates in SDAC 2003 and previous iterations of the survey. 

National level rates will be used from SDAC 2009 to calculate the potential population for this reporting cycle.  A complete review of the data sources and methods used for the calculation of potential population for National Agreement performance reporting will be undertaken by the Potential Population Working Group on behalf of the DPRWG, however the results of this review will not be available for this reporting cycle.
Measures disaggregated by need for 'assistance in life' area will not use potential population as the denominator.  The denominator for these measures will be the state/territory total of the number of service users in the reporting period.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Disability' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age group, NDA code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age group, NDA code N
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age group, NDA code N
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Remoteness' to be created.
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Need for assistance with core activities' to be created.
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Where possible, for each of the following service groups:
1. Accommodation support (service types 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06, 1.07, 1.08)
2. Community support (service types 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07, 2.08)
3. Community access (service types 3.01, 3.02, 3.03)
4. Respite (service types 4.01, 4.02, 4.03, 4.04, 4.05)
All disability support services delivered by state/territory governments.


The following disaggregation will be presented for all service groups:
• State/territory by age group (0–4, 5–14, 15–24, 25–34, 35–44,45–54,55–64 years, subtotal 0–49 years, total)
• State/territory by sex (male, female, 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)

    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 SetService provider organisation—service activity type, CSTDA support service type code N.NN
    Comments:Help on this termSpecialist psychiatric disability services in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia are not included.

    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 termHealth

    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



    Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
    Frequency
    Periodic
    Quality statement
    ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
    Data custodian
    Australian Bureau of Statistics

    Data SourceABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
    Frequency
    Every 5 years
    Data custodian

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


    Accountability attributes

    Reporting requirements:Help on this term

    COAG - annually.

    Review of Government services provision - annually.

    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 case management and individual service planning), community access services—state and territory governments.
    Benchmark:Help on this term

    Related NDA benchmark - Performance benchmark (e) An increase in the proportion of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability service.

    Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

    The AIHW will conduct an investigation into the feasibility and data quality of attaching SEIFA to the DS NMDS.

    A complete review of the data sources and methods used for the calculation of potential population for National Agreement performance reporting will be undertaken by the Potential Population Working Group on behalf of the DPRWG.  In particular, the 2009 SDAC collected Indigenous status.


    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, confidentiality and other caveats.

    Cells with numerator counts less than 5 will be suppressed. Numerator and denominator cells will be suppressed, where disaggregated by state/territory (excluding totals).

    People with age reported in the range 0 to 64 years and people with 'not stated' age are included in calculations for this indicator. People with age reported to be 65 years or older are not included.

    Treatment of ‘not stated’ values within disaggregation's (numerator only):

    • Age group: Total includes people with ‘not stated’ age.
    • Sex: Total includes people with ‘not stated’ sex.
    • Remoteness: Outer Regional/Remote includes Outer Regional, Remote and Very Remote. 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.

    Caution is recommended in the use or interpretation of performance at service group level.  There is a risk when the service group level data is interpreted in isolation as various service groups are complementary and the emphasis on different services reflects jurisdictional policy directions.  Potential population estimates in these tables are not necessarily specific to the individual service group.

    Source and reference attributes

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

    Relational attributes

    Related metadata references:Help on this term

    Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: d(1)-Proportion of the potential population who used State/Territory delivered disability support services, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013

    Supersedes National Disability Agreement: f(1)-Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012

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