Skip to main content
NDIS release

NDIS market continues to grow

By March 5th, 2021No Comments

NDIS market continues to grow

Details of how the NDIS performed between 1 October and 31 December 2020 are now available in the latest Quarterly Report.

Around $5.5 billion in total was spent on participant supports this quarter. The average payment to participants has increased over the 3 years from $35,400 in 2017 to $52,300 in 2020. The average plan budget has increased by 22% over the same time to $71,200.

Features of the latest report:

  • We now have 432,649 NDIS participants.
  • More than 21,000 people joined the NDIS this quarter, 35% of whom were aged 0 to 6.
  • More participants with psychosocial disability are joining the NDIS – 14.1% of new participants this quarter, compared to 9.8% in previous quarters combined.
  • COVID-19 infection rates among NDIS participants are 2.5 times lower than the general population.
  • 80% of adults aged 25 and above think the NDIS helped them have more choices and more control over their life.
  • 70% of parents of school children aged up to 14 think the NDIS helped their child to become more independent.

More information on providers and the growing market is available in part 4 of the report, including:

  • regions where plan utilisation is below the national average
  • regions where a small number of providers are receiving a large amount of the payments – indicating less competition
  • trial projects to address market gaps.

We are committed to continuing to improve the NDIA so it is simpler, faster, fairer and more flexible. An NDIS 2020 year in review summary is also on the NDIS website.

Read the Quarterly Report and 2020 in review.