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Australia Disability, Ageing, and Carers Survey 2009


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2009 - 12/2009
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) 2009 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 27,600 private households, 200 non-private dwellings, and 1,100 care accommodation establishments such as hospitals or nursing homes. A total of 64,213 people for the household component and 9,470 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, social inclusion, labor force participation, type of care provided, and the impact of caring on everyday life.