The Participants across remoteness classifications report is one of a series of publicly shared reports released by the NDIA as part of the Agency’s commitment to sharing data (see reports and analyses).
These reports are in addition to the comprehensive quarterly reports and are released to assist stakeholders better understand participant characteristics, participant outcomes and market trends.
As at 30 June 2020, 264,083 (67.4%) participants are living in the major cities, 122,139 (31.2%) participants are living in the regional areas, 3,482 (0.9%) participants are living in the remote areas, and 2,217 (0.6%) participants are living in the very remote areas.
Hence, while the numbers may be small as a percentage, there are more than 5,000 participants residing in remote and very remote areas.
The purpose of this report is to understand where the profile and experience of participants and their families and carers are the same or different across remoteness classifications.
The report summarises available information on:
- Participants – characteristics of participants by remoteness, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and by different disabilities
- Complaints – rates of complaints over time
- Participant plans - committed supports (plan budgets), payments and utilisation
- Outcomes and Satisfaction - participant and family/carer outcomes, and the participant satisfaction survey.
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