We are the focal point in government on disability issues. We are working toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society - a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.
In February 2023, Te Ara Ahunga Ora - the Retirement Commission released their focus report on the financial capability of New Zealanders with disabilities or long-term health conditions. It contains data showing that disabled people continue to have, on average, lower levels of economic security and income.
Last year in August, Statistics New Zealand published data comparisons between labour market measures for disabled and non-disabled people in New Zealand.
Information included labour market participation and employment rates as well as differences in wages and salaries received.