NDIS facts at a glance

Media Release - 1 July 2014

At the end of the March 2014 quarter across all sites the NDIS had:

  • 6,434 eligible scheme participants.
  • 5,414 participants with an approved plan.
  • People with a diverse range of disabilities have entered the scheme. These include people with:
    • Intellectual disability
    • Autism
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Global development delay
    • Developmental delay
    • Schizophrenia
    • Hearing and vision loss
  • About 900 disability support providers are now registered with the NDIS.
  • As of 1 July, NDIS trial sites will operate servicing the whole of ACT, Barkly in the NT and Perth Hills, in WA. These sites join four existing one-year-old sites in the Hunter (NSW), Barwon (VIC), South Australia (for children aged 13 and under on 1 July 2014) and in Tasmania (for young people, aged 15 to 24 years).
  • The NDIA has recruited 460 staff.
    • Nearly 11 per cent identify as having a disability.
    • Close to half of our staff identify as having lived experience of disability.
  • Participant satisfaction with the Agency is very high. Satisfaction is reported on a scale of extremely dissatisfied (-2) to extremely satisfied (+2), with neutral being 0. The participant satisfaction level is currently 1.66.
  • $177.8 million of support has been committed to participants with approved plans.
  • Actual payments to service providers the end of the March quarter were $17.1 million.
  • The average annualised package cost at the end of March 2014 is $34,000.

For further information, see the NDIS website