Countries of birth

DATE: 19 March 2015

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This infographic looks at countries of birth, drawing on data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing, and Carers. 

Key facts

  • A greater percentage of people with disability were born in Australia, compared with those without disability. This likely reflects the additional obstacles to migrating to Australia for people with disability.
  • Countries of birth are similar for people with and without disability, although China is comparatively underrepresented for people with a disability.
  • Because disability rates increase with age, this profile is likely to change gradually over time as newer waves of migrants acquire disability.

Technical notes

'Disability' is used to mean the broad ABS definition of disability, and includes persons over 65. See the ABS website for further details. 
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