Economic benefits of the NDIS

DATE: 30 July 2015



This infographic shows how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will benefit the economy, by reducing the long-term costs of tax-paid disability services. 

Key facts

  • The NDIS will not just improve the lives of people with disability and their families - it will also have a significant positive impact on the Australia economy. 
  • By 2050, the NDIS will benefit the economy by at least an additional $32 billion each year. 
Some of the economic benefits include:
  • more people with disability employed 
  • more family members employed
  • reduced pension / welfare costs
  • fewer ‘blocked’ hospital beds​.

Technical notes

These estimates were sourced from the Productivity Commission and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Visit the Productivity Commission website and the PricewaterhouseCoopers website for further detail. 


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