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Disability, Ageing And Carers, Australia: Summary Of Findings, 2018
Friday 25 October 2019
4430.0 - Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2018
In 2018, 17.7% of all Australians had disability, down from 18.3% in 2015 and 18.5% in 2012. Prevalence was similar for males and females:
The age standardised disability rate was 16.1%, down from 17.0% in 2015 and 17.4% in 2012.
Number of people with disability
The number of people with disability has increased. In 2018, there were 4.4 million people with disability (up from 4.3 million in 2015). Of all people with disability, 1.9 million were aged 65 years and over (up from 1.8 million in 2015):
Age and sex
The rate of disability generally increased with age for males and females:
Disability prevalence rates by age and sex, 2018
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