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DATA SOURCES AND DEFINITIONS
People may still have a disability, without it impacting on their capacity to perform these core activities. Those with limitations associated with their employment or education are coded as having an 'employment or education restriction', with the remainder of people with disability are reported as having 'no restriction'.
In 2012, 199,000 children (52% of all children with disability) had a profound or severe core-activity limitation, compared with 184,300 in 2009 (again 52% of all children with a disability).
A detailed explanation of these definitions can be found in the Glossary of Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers: Summary of Findings, 2012 (cat. no. 4430.0).
Where it is possible for a child to have problems simply because they are very young as opposed to having a disability, the SDAC uses a suite of questions to clarify whether limitations are the result of immaturity or disability.
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