Survey of Disability Ageing and Carers 2012

Page last updated: 17 February 2015

This page contains information on the Survey of Disability Ageing and Carers (2012) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings (2012)  is produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and presents a summary of results from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers conducted by the ABS throughout Australia from June to November 2012. Data in this publication covers three main areas:

  • people with a disability (including disability status, main condition, assistance needed/received, use of aids, use of public transport and employment restrictions),
  • older persons (including assistance needed/received, culture leisure participation, disability status and income), and
  • people who provide assistance to others because of their disability (including carer status, relationship to main recipient, time spent caring for main recipient, need for and receipt of respite care, reasons for caring).

Some data is provided by state/territory and age group.