Physical disability in Australia - 2012.
ABS statistics on physical disabiltiy 2009:
- Disability prevalence
- Main disabling condition
- Need for assistance
- Labour force
- Computer access
- Living arrangements
In Australia it is estimated that 15% of the population have a physical disability of some kind (Australian Bureau of Statistics figures) found above in main disabling condition.
1. The latest information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Physical Disability:
"Of those with a disability, 87% had a specific limitation or restriction; that is, an impairment restricting their ability to perform communication, mobility or self-care activities, or a restriction associated with schooling or employment."
2. The Australian Human Rights Commission states the following: Physical disabilities:
14 percent of the community, or around 2.6 million Australians, have a physical disability of some kind (Australian Bureau of Statistics figures). This includes, for example, people with respiratory disorders such as asthma; people with neurological disorders such as MS, cerebral palsy or epilepsy; people with muculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis or spinal injuries; people with immunological disorders such as HIV/AIDS; as well as people with other disorders such as diabetes, kidney disease, or cancer. Found at the following website:
3. World Health Organisation (WHO) on Physical disability is described as:
Following are examples only of disability which fit under the definition of physical disability and are in so specific order:
If you have a rare or unusual type of physical disability, please let us know, with a full description of the effects, so that we might add it on these pages. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Juvenile Dermatomyositis
- Tarlov Cyst Disease
- Cerebral Palsy - Cerebral Palsy Internet October 2012
- Friedreichs Ataxia (Friedreichs Ataxia Organisation & Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia Sept. 2012)
- Spinal Cord Injury - from SCIA October 2012.
- Arthritis - from Arthritis Australia October 2012
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy - from SMA October 2012
- Muscular Dystrophy - from MDA October 2012
- Motor Neurone Disease - from MND October 2012
- Multiple Sclerosis - from MS Australia October 2012.
- Spina Bifida - From Spina Bifida SA October 2012
- Musculoskeletal Disorders - from Internet October 2012
- Huntingtons Disease - from Huntingdons Australia October 2012.
- Parkinson's Disease - From Parkinson's Australia October 2012.
- Amputation - from various contributors October 2012
- ME/CFS - from ME/CFS Australia October 2012
- Short Statured People -From SSPA October 2012.