Culturally and Linguistically Diverse report

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse participants report is part of a series of publicly shared reports released by the NDIA as part of the Agency’s commitment to sharing data. This is in addition to the comprehensive quarterly and other reports regularly released to assist stakeholders better understand participant outcomes and market trends.

As of 30 June 2019, there were 24,023 participants from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds in the NDIS, making up 8.4 per cent of all Scheme participants. 

The purpose of this report is to present information on the experience of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse participants, and to compare this experience to non-Culturally and Linguistically Diverse participants.

The report summarises available information on:

  • Participants – Characteristics of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and non-Culturally and Linguistically Diverse participants (e.g. age group, disability group).
  • Committed supports, payments and utilisation – the amount of supports committed in plans, the amount of payments made for supports received and the amount of the plan budget utilised.
  • Participant outcomes – participant baseline and longitudinal outcome measures for participants and family/carers, as well as results from the participant satisfaction survey.

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This page current as of
13 October 2020