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Slight decline in disability prevalence

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The number of Australians with disability declined slightly while the numbers of those furthering their education rose along with increases in people with severe disability working full-time, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

There were 4.4 million Australians with disability in 2018, or 17.7 per cent of the population, down from 18.3 per cent in 2015. Prevalence increases with age, with 11.6 per cent aged 0-64 years and 49.6 per cent aged 65 years and over with a disability, which is similar for males and females, 17.6 per cent and 17.8 per cent respectively while 5.7 per cent had a profound or severe disability.

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2020, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au)

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