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ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2015

Identifying and definitional attributes

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The aims of the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers are to:

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

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The SDAC has been conducted since 1981 at 6-year intervals. In 2009, it was decided that the survey would be undertaken every 3 years.

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First results were released 29 April 2016 with more detailed results released 18 October 2016.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Bureau of Statistics