1 in 5 people in Australia have a disability. Find more statistics and facts about disability.
Disability is often defined as any limitation, restriction or impairment which restricts everyday activities and has lasted or is likely to last for at least 6 months . However, disability can be defined in several different ways, depending on the context that the word is used.
Disabilities can be very varied. They can be physical, cognitive, intellectual, mental, sensory, or developmental. They can be present at birth or occur during a person’s lifetime, and can also be permanent or temporary.