Young people in the NDIS

The young people/adults in the NDIS reports look into the experience of young participants and how they are accessing and receiving supports from the Scheme. 

  • Group 1 (Young people) 0-14 years old
  • Group 2 (Young adults) 15-24 years old.

The reports are helping us to understand important information about young participants and how they are accessing the Scheme, including:

  • Participants, their disability group, gender and background 
  • Participant experience, how long they waited to access the Scheme, eligibility, leaving the Scheme, how do they manage their plans and numbers of complaints
  • Goals and outcomes, what they want to achieve and how much choice and control they feel they have 
  • Supports and payments, how much support do they have in plans, the amount used and payments made.

This information is summarised into the reports for both groups 0-14 and 15-24 years.

Note: the information on these pages is subject to a Data disclaimer.

Young People in the NDIS aged 0-14 years old at 30 June 2020

The young people in the NDIS report looked at the experience and outcomes of those aged 0-14. 

Key information in this report 

  • At 30 June 2020, there were 159,796 young people aged 0-14 in the scheme with approved plans. There were a further 8,197 children in this age group receiving initial support through the Early Childhood Education pathway, which supports children aged 0-7 years old
  • At 30 June 2020, almost $4 billion in annualised supports was committed to young people aged 0 to 14.

Young Adults in the NDIS aged 15-24 years old at 30 June 2021

The young adults in the NDIS report looked at the experience and outcomes of those aged 15-24 years old.

Key information in this report 

  • 35,821 active participants (7.7% of the Scheme) were aged 15 to 18 years old 
  • 38,392 active participants (8.2% of the Scheme) were aged 19 to 24 years old
  • Autism is most common disability group, followed by intellectual disability 
  • From 19-24 years old, there is also a shift towards having a work related goal, with more than 56% of participants in this group identifying their interest in finding employment.
This page current as of
20 December 2021