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Australia Disability, Ageing, and Carers Survey 2003


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2003 - 11/2003
Series or system 
Australia Disability, Ageing, and Carers Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Australia Survey of Disability, Ageing, and Carers (SDAC) 2003 collected detailed information on people with disabilities, people ages 60 and older, and caregivers for older people and people with disabilities.

The sample covered people from all states and territories in 14,019 private households, 303 non-private dwellings, and 564 care accommodation establishments such as hospitals or nursing homes. A total of 36,241 people for the household component and 5,145 people for the care  accommodation component were successfully interviewed. 

The questionnaire included topics such as impairments, long-term health conditions, help required for people with disabilities, use of aids and equipment, access to computers and the Internet, type of care provided, and the impact of caring on everyday life.