National Disability Agreement: f(2)-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:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2012
METeOR identifier:467946
Registration status:Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
Description:

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

Indicator set:National Disability Agreement (2012) Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
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: (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 from:15
Population group age to:64 years.
Computation description:

Measure f(2i): Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15-64 years who used open employment services in the reporting period divided by estimated Indigenous potential population for employment services (people aged 15-64 years with profound or severe core activity limitation) on 30 June at the start of the reporting period.


Measure f(2ii): Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15-64 years who used supported employment services in the reporting period divided by estimated Indigenous potential population for employment services (people aged 15-64 years with profound or severe core activity limitation) on 30 June at the start of the reporting period.

Computation:

R/N x 100

where R = number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 0–64 years who used specialist disability employment 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:

Measure f(2i): Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15–64 years who used open employment services in the reporting period.

Measure f(2ii): Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15–64 years who used supported employment services in the reporting period.

Numerator data elements:
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, NDA 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
Denominator:

Estimated Indigenous potential population for employment 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 2012. 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:
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Disability' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2003
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age group, NDA code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2003
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2003
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:

For measure f(2i) (service type 5.01) and measure f(2ii) (service type 5.02):

  • State/territory by age group (15–24, 25–34, 35–44,45–54,55–64 years, subtotal 15–49 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:
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
Comments:Indicator reporting on disability employment services are restricted to the age range 15-64 years.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[NN.N]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2003
Frequency
Every 6 years.
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:

Data Source for Numerator

DS NMDS 2009-10

CSTDA NMDS 2008-09

Data Source for Denominator

ABS SDAC 2009

Indigenous Projected Population, June 2008 and June 2009

ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing

Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Accountability:Overall—shared; Employment services—AG; Accommodation, respite, community support (includes case management and individual service planning), community access services—state and territory governments.
Benchmark:Related NDA benchmark - Performance benchmark (e) An increase in the proportion of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability service.
Further data development / collection required:

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:

Available disaggregation depends on sampling errors, confidentiality and other caveats. In particular, supply of data disaggregated by IRSE are dependant upon an investigation into the quality of these data at the postcode level.

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

For measure f(2i) and measure f(2ii), people with age reported in the range 15 to 64 years only are included in calculations. 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.
  • Age group: Only people with known age will be included.
  • 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:Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: d(2)-Proportion of people with a disability with an employment restriction who used Disability Employment Services (Open Employment), 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013

Supersedes National Disability Agreement: f(2)-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