Data Compendium on Disability and Health
With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the development of state and local government plans, disability is now a key concern at every level of Australian government. There is a clear need for high quality evidence on the living circumstances of people with disabilities
The purpose of this compendium is to highlight, raise awareness and illustrate the opportunities that exist for disability researchers in Australia.
In this compendium, we outline the main national sample surveys, for children and working age Australians, that include information on disability and health. There are a number of additional national surveys that include information on people with disabilities, such as the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES). However, to be in scope for this data compendium, data sources needed to collect information on disability and the health of respondents. All sources of data are either publicly available or readily available to researchers.