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
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Global development delay
- Developmental delay
- 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