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ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2018

Identifying and definitional attributes

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The aims of the 2018 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.

The 2018 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) was conducted throughout Australia during the period July 2018 to March 2019. 

Survey responses were collected for 65,805 people:

  • 54,142 from households
  • 11,663 from cared-accommodation
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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.

Frequency:Help on this termEvery 3 years.
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Latest results were released 24 October 2019.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Bureau of Statistics