Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.2.1–Severe or profound core activity limitation, 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:AHPF PI 3.2.1–Severe or profound core activity limitation, 2019
METeOR identifier:716029
Registration status:Health, Standard 09/04/2020
Description:

The proportion of people who 'sometimes' or 'always' need help with core activities of daily living (mobility, self-care or communication)

Indicator set:Australian Health Performance Framework, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

The number of people who 'sometimes' or 'always' need help with core activities of daily living (mobility, self-care or communication), divided by the number of people in the Australian population. The proportion is expressed as a percentage.

National rates are also expressed directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

State or territory of usual residence and geographic remoteness, age group and sex are based upon survey response for that individual.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for rates.

Computation:

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:

Number of persons who 'sometimes' or 'always' need help with core activities of daily living.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—extent of core activity limitation, disability flag code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2015
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Denominator:

Total Australian population.

See Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015 (ABS 2018) for detail on inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person–total persons


Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2015
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Disaggregation:

2009, 2012, 2015—Nationally, by:

  • Sex
  • Age group (0–4, 5–14, 15–24, 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70–74, 75–79, 80–84, 85–89, 90 and over)
  • Remoteness (Major cities, Inner regional, Other).

2009, 2012, 2015—State and territory, by:

  • Sex.

Remoteness data for 2015 uses the Remoteness Structure within the 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS), while data for 2009 and 2012 use the Remoteness Structure within the 2006 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

Crude and age-specific percentages are provided for all persons at the national level. Crude percentages are provided for all other disaggregations.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—sex


Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2015
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age group


Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2015
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—state/territory of usual residence


Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2015
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetPerson—geographic remoteness, classification (ASGC-RA) N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2015
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Comments:

Most recent data available for 2019 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2015.

Data for 2009 and 2012 were from the ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) run in these years. Similar data elements were used to those listed for the 2015 SDAC.

The SDAC collects data from private dwellings and establishments providing long term cared accommodation. Usual residents in sampled private dwellings are surveyed by a representative of the ABS. Survey responses for usual residents in sampled establishments are prepared by the residential establishment itself. For establishments, occupants are only enumerated if they had been or are expected to be a usual resident of an establishment for 3 months or more.

The scope of the SDACs has changed across the years. Differences in scope are:

  • The 2009 SDAC surveyed persons in both urban and rural areas in all states and territories, living in both private and non-private dwellings (including persons in cared accommodation), but excluding:
    • diplomatic personnel of overseas governments,
    • persons whose usual residence was outside Australia, and
    • members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependents) stationed in Australia.
  • The scope of the 2012 SDAC is consistent with that of the 2009 SDAC except that there are additional exclusion criteria:
    • persons living in very remote areas, and
    • households in Indigenous Community Frame (ICF) Collection Districts (CDs).
  • The 2015 SDAC surveyed persons in both urban and rural areas in all states and territories, living in private dwellings, self-care retirement villages and establishments providing long-term cared accommodation. In 2015, the SDAC excluded the following in addition to the exclusions for the 2012 SDAC:
    • people living in hotels, motels and short-term caravan parks,
    • people living in religious and educational institutions,
    • people living in hostels for the homeless or night shelters, and
    • people living in staff quarters, guest houses or other long-term accommodation.

 

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[NN.N]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:2. Human function

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2015

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:

Australian Health Performance Framework

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Reference documents:

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2010. Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2009. ABS cat. no. 4430.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 18 November 2019,
https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/
E36A0C8CC46057B9CA257C21000D8846?opendocument
.

ABS 2013. Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012. ABS cat. no. 4430.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 18 November 2019,
https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/
92730165AAFFD1FDCA25804F000F5F19?opendocument

ABS 2018. Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015. ABS cat. no. 4430.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 18 November 2019,
https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/
7C627E6F478CB6B4CA25849C00174C19?opendocument