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AIHW Reports on People with disability in Australia

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released its first-ever report highlighting the social factors that influence the everyday lives of people living with a disability. The report was released on September 3rd, 2019 and is titled ‘People with disability in Australia’.

Drawing from several different data resources, the report looks at the experiences of over 4 million Australians and calls for a deeper understanding of the barriers and challenges encountered when seeking access to basic resources such as education, employment, and healthcare.

The key topics addressed are:

  • People with Disability in Australia
  • How many people have a disability?
  • How healthy are they?
  • What social support is available?
  • How many experience discrimination?
  • How many experience violence?
  • What is their housing situation?
  • How many receive housing assistance?
  • How many are studying?
  • How many are employed?
  • What is their main source of income?
  • What are the key data gaps?

To read the full report please visit the AIHW website.