This pattern is consistent across reporting periods, with more men and boys recorded receiving services than women and girls in all but one quarterly reporting period (figure 3).
This gender difference observed is consistent with evidence fewer women access disability services despite slightly more women (18.6%) than men (18%) having a disability. There are a number of potential reasons for this difference, including a community expectation that women receive support from family rather than services, or those agencies referring people to advocacy services are more engaged with men.
Further information about gender issues are discussed later in this report.
- Executive Summary
- Data integrity
- 1. People receiving disability advocacy services
- 2. Identified characteristics of people receiving disability advocacy services
- 3. Advocacy issues
- Appendix: Data tables