Data and research

Reporting on Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031

Over the lifetime of the Strategy, a range of reports will be published including a data Dashboard, annual Targeted Action Reports, implementation reports every two years and two major evaluations.

Learn more about the reporting under the Strategy

National Disability Data Asset

The Australian Government has invested $15 million to pilot a National Disability Data Asset in partnership with state and territory governments. The pilot will test how data can provide a better understanding of how people with disability are supported through services, payments and programs across multiple areas.

Learn more about the National Disability Data Asset

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Research and Evaluation Strategy

The NDIA's research and evaluation function (or strategic approach) aims to build and strengthen National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants' capacity for independence through choice and control and to ensure the sustainability of the NDIS.

Learn more about the NDIA's Research and Evaluation Strategy

National Disability Research Partnership

The Australian Government has provided $2.5 million of seed funding to establish a new National Disability Research Partnership, bringing together experts in disability policy and research to deliver a world-class disability research and policy hub.

Learn more about the National Disability Research Partnership

Nationally-funded research: 2012 to 2021

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides official statistics on a wide range of topics. The ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers is a key source of data on the prevalence and profile of disability in Australia.

Learn more about the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provides independent evidence on health and welfare in Australia. AIHW's People with disability in Australia report draws together information from a range of sources to look at the experiences of people with disability in everyday life.

Read the People with disability in Australia report

Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) brings together information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention.

Visit the AIHW Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability is a consistent way for Australian schools to collect information about students with disability to better understand how students with disability can be best supported at school.

Learn more about the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety Limited is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation established to produce evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and their children. This research includes works relating to women and children with disability.

Learn more about Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Australian Reporting on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Every four years Australia reports on its progress in implementing the Convention to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. People with disability, through their disability representative organisations, also report to the Committee to help its review. This report is known as the Shadow Report. The Committee considers these reports and may make concluding observations and recommendations.

Learn more about Australia's submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Read the Australian Civil Society Shadow Report to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Learn more about the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' observations and recommendations

Reviews of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020

In addition to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a number of important inputs have informed the development of Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031. These include:

the Senate Inquiry report into the delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to build inclusive and accessible communities (2017)

the Social Policy Research Centre's independent review of the implementation of the current Strategy (2019)

the Productivity Commission Review of the National Disability Agreement (2019)