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ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

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The 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) collects information in order to:

  • measure the prevalence of disability in Australia
  • measure the need for support of older people and those with disability
  • estimate the number of and provide information about people who provide care to older people and people with disabilities
  • provide a demographic and socio-economic profile of people with disabilities, older people and carers compared with the general population.
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Collection and usage attributes

Frequency:Help on this termThe SDAC has been conducted since 1981 at 6-year intervals. In 2009, it was decided that the survey would be undertaken every 3 years.