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Can provide a large number of cases for complex data analysis where extensive cross-tabulations and disaggregation are required. g. social security and social welfare offices and medical and educational organizations) locating persons with disabilities in need of services. May be used to prepare sampling frame for research on populations with specific disabilities. Disadvantages Extent of coverage and the degree of representation are unknown and sampling error cannot be estimated. Population at risk is unknown, so prevalence and incidence rates of disability cannot be calculated.
Where such data is needed, census or administrative data collections or sophisticated data modelling techniques are more useful options. Determining sample sizes required to produce statistics with an acceptable level of sampling error is the job of experienced survey methodologists. Unfortunately, the technical details of sample designs are beyond the scope of this manual. The UN Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics has some helpful comments on sample size for disability surveys.
The survey uses computer-assisted personal interviews. Since 1981, it has been conducted every five years. Sample size: The sample size is approximately 14,000 private dwellings and 300 non-private dwelling units. The carer sample is approximately 550 dwellings. The final sample depends on the number of people in each household or non-private dwelling, and comprises approximately 36 000 people for the household component and 5 000 people for the cared accommodation component. Data collected: Household composition Demographic information about all household members People selected for personal follow-up interview (people with long-term health conditions or with a disability, who are aged 60 years or over, or someone who regularly provides informal care to someone with a disability) Socio-economic characteristics (education, labour force participation, income, and housing) Impairments, long term health conditions associated with main disability condition Difficulties experienced and help required for activities such as self care and mobility Types of assistance received for a range of activities, met and unmet needs for assistance Use of aids and equipment Results are available in Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2003 (Cat.