4430.0 - Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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Image: Overview
Overview

Includes: Key findings on Disability, Older people, Carers, and Household characteristics
Image: DisabilityDisability
Includes: Characteristics, Education and employment, Long-term health conditions, Assistance, and Social and community participation
The 2012 survey estimated that 4.2 million Australians, or 18.5% of the population, had a disability.

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Older People
Includes: Characteristics, Long-term health conditions, Assistance, Income, and Social and community participation
In 2012, around 3.3 million Australians (14%) were aged 65 years or over. There were fewer older males (1.5 million or 6.6%) than older females (1.8 million or 7.7%).
Image: CarersCarers
Includes: Characteristics, Reasons for taking on a carer role, Recipients of care, Employment and income, and Social and community participation
Around 2.7 million Australians (12%) were carers in 2012, with just under one third of those identified as a primary carer.