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ABS: Disability, Australia, 2012

This publication presents summary results relating to people with disabilities from the 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). The survey was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from August 2012 to March 2013. 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