Wednesday, December 3, 2008

International Day of People with Disability

On December 3 each year, the International Day of People with Disability is celebrated worldwide recognising the achievements and contributions of people with disability. The day aims to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The 2003 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (cat. no. 4430.0) provides a range of information on people with a disability including disability status, main condition, assistance needed/received, use of aids, use of public transport and employment restrictions.

People with a Need for Assistance - A Snapshot, 2006 (cat. no. 4445.0) examines the age, sex, indigenous status, state/ territory, remoteness index, living arrangements, proficiency in English, labour force participation and occupation of people with a need for assistance.

The 2006 Census of Population and Housing includes questions for the first time that measure the characteristics of people with a profound or severe disability. CDATA Online allows users to create tables combining data relating to people with a core need for assistance with a range of other variables, for a variety of geographic areas.

Other resources relating to People with a disability can be found in:

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