Dataset

4433.0.55.005 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with a Disability, 2012

1 Dec 2014
Description

Compares the prevalence of disability among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people, using data from the 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers.

Introduction

Over the last decade there has been an increased awareness of the disparity that exists between the socioeconomic circumstances of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous populations of Australia. With Government and community initiatives aimed at ‘Closing the Gap’ in outcomes between the two populations, there has been a corresponding interest in comparative data related to both groups.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability may be especially vulnerable to disadvantage.

This resource compares the prevalence of disability among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people, using data from the 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) which provides the most comprehensive measure of disability. Users should refer to the technical note for information about other ABS disability measures relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Publication Details
Temporal Coverage: 
2012CE to 2012CE
Published year only: 
2014
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