NSW NDIS grows jobs and support

The NDIS in NSW is expected to generate up to 28,930 extra jobs and double the size of the disability services market to $6.8 billion during the next three years.

The market for disability supports in the state is also expected to grow from 78,000 people in 2016 to 142,000 in 2019.

The forecast figures, taken from the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) NSW Market Position Statement, suggest a jobs and economic boom in NSW.

Growth is being fuelled by strong demand for disability supports and services from regions such as South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and the Hunter New England.

In Western Sydney, for example, the disability services market will increase in size by $390 million by June 2019. This is expected to create between 2700 and 3300 full time equivalent jobs.

You can read the full NSW Market Position Statement on the NDIA’s website, and read the joint statement from NSW Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka, and Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, on the Family and Community Services (FACS) website.