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ABOUT THE SURVEY OF DISABILITY, AGEING AND CARERS
The survey was conducted in all states and territories and across urban, rural and remote areas of Australia (other than very remote areas). Data collection was in two parts: the establishment component, which was conducted from 25 May to 31 July 2015; and the household component, which ran from 5 July 2015 to 19 December 2015. Accommodation within establishments included hospitals, nursing homes, aged care hostels, cared components of retirement villages and other ‘homes’, such as group home for people with disability. The survey reached around 63,500 people from over 25,500 private dwellings, and a further 11,700 people from 1,000 establishments.
This publication contains key results from the survey, including disability prevalence rates, data about older Australians, as well as new data on disability discrimination. Information is presented for Australia and the states and territories.
Tables of estimates and proportions, and their corresponding relative standard errors (RSEs) and Margins of Error (MOEs) are available in Data Cubes (spreadsheet format) and can be accessed in the Downloads tab of this publication.
The second release from the SDAC is scheduled for the latter half of 2016. This will include a breakdown of key demographic variables, comparisons over time and detailed information about carers and older people. This will be followed by the release of microdata products.
Data quality and comparability
When interpreting the results in this release, it is important to take into account factors that may affect the reliability of the estimates. These factors are described in the Technical Note.
Much of the content from the 2015 SDAC is comparable to previous surveys. However, when comparing 2015 results with 2012, users should be aware that some differences may exist due to changes in question methodology and scope. Factors impacting on the comparability of estimates over time are detailed in the Explanatory Notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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