Disability, Australia, 2009 – ABS – 4446.0 – 2 May 2011

Posted on May 4, 2011. Filed under: Disability | Tags: |

Disability, Australia, 2009 – ABS – 4446.0 – 2 May 2011

“One in five Australians with a disability

Just under one in five (18.5%) Australians had a disability in 2009, according to new figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This represents approximately 4.0 million people.

The main disabling conditions reported in 2009 were back problems (15.6% of all persons with a disability) and arthritis (14.8%).

Between 2003 and 2009 the proportion of people with a disability decreased by 1.5 percentage points, mainly due to decreases in the prevalence of arthritis, back pain and asthma. However, the number of people with a disability has increased along with population growth.”

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