NDIS Statistics Snapshot in NSW
The NDIS Quarter 3 snapshot for 2017 reported that more than 162,000 Australians are now involved in the NDIS.
In New South Wales, more than 81,000 plans have been approved. Here are some interesting statistics available on the NDIA’s NSW Dashboard (from March 2018):
- 18,154 people in New South Wales are now receiving support for the first time.
- There’s been 12 per cent growth in the number of participants this quarter.
- 10 per cent of participants fall within the ECEI eligibility age range of 0 to 6 years.
- The largest group of active participants in NSW (24 per cent of participants) is aged 7 to 14 years.
- Only 2 per cent of active participants are over 65 years old.
- Other age groups are fairly evenly spread, between 8 and 13 per cent.
- 84 per cent of participants around Australia are reporting that their experience with the NDIS has been ‘good’ or ‘very good’.
- The vast majority of active participants have intellectual disability (30 per cent) and autism (28 per cent).
- The highest single registration group is therapeutic supports, nearly double any other single registration group.
- There are over 7,000 registered providers of support, and, of these, more have registered to provide support with household tasks and assistance with travel and transport than any other support registration groups.
Unfortunately, the quarterly report also identifies that plan utilisation is low, at only 59 per cent, and only 45 per cent of registered providers are actually active. Both of these statistics are possible indicators of a system under stress.