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Appendix 1: Methodology

About the New Zealand Disability Survey

The New Zealand Disability Survey is currently the most comprehensive source of information about disabled people living in New Zealand. Statistics NZ has conducted a disability survey after every census since 1996.

The 2013 Disability Survey was run from July to October 2013, with a sample of 23,000 children and adults living in private households or group homes (of fewer than five people), and approximately 1,000 adults living in residential care facilities. The outcomes information in this report was not collected for adults living in residential care facilities.

The objective of the 2013 Disability Survey was to answer the following research questions.

  1. What is the prevalence of disability in New Zealand, and how does it vary across key subgroups in the population, defined on the basis of age group, sex, and ethnic group?
  2. To what extent do the social and economic outcomes of disabled people differ from those of non-disabled people? How do outcomes vary between different groups within the disabled population?
  3. To what extent are the needs of disabled people currently met? What level and type of support do they need to perform daily activities?
  4. What factors facilitate or hinder the participation of disabled people in important life areas (learning opportunities, paid work, civic society)?
  5. Who are the main carers of disabled people and what types of support do they provide?

Data used in this report

This report uses data from the 2013 Disability Survey and the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings.

To shorten the length of interviews, some of a respondent’s census data was added to their responses from the Disability Survey. This information includes labour force, income, educational qualifications, and occupation.

Information collected in the survey is self-reported or reported on behalf of a disabled person by their parent or main caregiver. All outcomes information for children is reported by either a parent or main caregiver.

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