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Australia Disability, Ageing, and Carers Survey 2012-2013


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2012 - 03/2013
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) 2012-2013 collected detailed information on people with disabilities, people ages 65 and older, and caregivers for older people and people with disabilities.

The sample covered people from all states and territories in 27,400 private households, 500 non-private dwellings, and 1,000 care accommodation establishments such as hospitals or nursing homes. A total of 68,802 people for the household component and 10,362 people for the care accommodation component were included in the sample. 

The questionnaire included topics such as chronic 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, homelessness, the types of care provided, and the effects of the caring role on everyday life.

Adverse effects of medical treatments, Aged adults, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Amputation, Anxiety disorders, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back pain, Bipolar affective disorder, Birth place, Breast cancer, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cerebral palsy, Chronic respiratory diseases, Colon and rectum cancers, Congenital anomalies, Corrective lenses, Dental care, Diabetes, Disability, Disasters, Down's syndrome, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family size, Glaucoma, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Home care, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Income, International migration, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Languages, Limited mobility, Macular degeneration, Marital status, Medicines, Menopause, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Migraine, Mining, Mobility aids, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Organized violence, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain, Paralysis, Parkinson's disease, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical therapy, Poisonings, Polio, Pregnancy complications, Private social assistance, Public social assistance, Rheumatoid arthritis, Schizophrenia, School enrollment, Sense organ diseases, Stroke, Telephones, Thyroid gland disorders, Transportation, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Vision loss, Working conditions