Demographic Information on Clients Using the Ministry of Health’s Disability Support Services

as at September 2013

Published online: 
20 April 2015

This report provides demographic information about the disabled people allocated the majority of disability support services funded by the Ministry of Health’s Disability Support Services (DSS), that is: home and community support, carer support, community residential, supported living and respite.

The report excludes disabled people allocated the following services: equipment and modifications, behaviour support, child development and assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

This report presents its findings by service type, by disability type and by ethnicity.  Demographic and other information includes age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, accommodation, location, deprivation and support package size.

The report includes some comparisons with disability demographics in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the World Health Organization.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    20 April 2015
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-44491-9 (online)
  • HP number:
    6132
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2015. Demographic Information on Clients Using the Ministry of Health's Disability Support Services as at September 2013. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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