NDIS Demand

NDIS Questions

  • What is the demand for NDIS property?
  • Where is best to buy a NDIS property?
  • How can I verify the demand?
  • Which disability category has the highest demand?
  • Who do I believe in this industry?
  • etc

NDIS Demand dfata

NDIS demand data, shared by an industry analyst. Figures above and below have not been verified, meaning they are general in nature and should be used in your decision making as such.


You may have heard that Robust has the highest demand for NDIS property. Yes?

If yes … our research, as per above table refutes this, refutes this by a long way off.

  • There are around just under 24,000 participants with requirements for SDA accommodations this year. Made up of :

    • High Physical Support (HPS), 29%, around 7,000 participants.
    • Fully Accessible (FA), 19%, around 4,600 participants.
    • Improved Liveability (IL), 43%, around 10,300 participants.
    • Robust, at 8%, a low 2,000 participants.

Another Statistic

  • According to market data, around 95% of Robust SDA properties only occupy 1 x participant

    • And you were sold the dwelling based on 2 x participant incomes?
    • Robust participants are unable to share due to behavioral issues.

  • HPS + FA + IL can and do share.

    • Making this the largest sector under SDA for demand.

What is the Demand for NDIS Property

If you are an investor looking for accurate data and some certainty, then SDA property is not for you.

We state this because there is no accurate data base on demand. The ‘thermometer’ that measures demand in a location comes from information / requests shared by Care Provider Groups who manage clients with disability.

It is this feedback, most SDA Providers rely on as to what is needed and where.

Where is it best to buy a NDIS Property

We can qualify where not to buy a NDIS property. A way easier answer than “where to buy” one.

Why you may ask?

Our research indicates to avoid greenfield areas, way out of capital or regional cities and town centres. Greenfield locations tend to attract families with young children, due to affordability. Would you agree?

If yes, are you aware that in order to qualify for SDA Property, a Participant needs to be at least 18 years old. And how many young families have children 18 plus? Not too many, socio demographics demonstrate.

Then of those that might, how many would have a disabled child? Even less, you would agree.

Meaning, perhaps you would want to avoid new Greenfield Suburbs – UNLESS you are comfortable to build for a Single Participant. There is a strong need to build a Family Home that can accommodate one of the parents who are disabled, whilst the whole family share and live in the same home.

As an investor, most inquiries we talk to about this concept is they feel the Yields are too Low. And yes, they are correct. The yield is lower compared to 2 x Participant SDA homes. But there is a need and a low supply in general.

Supply versus Demand

This question raises further questions such as : “Is the market over supplied?”; “Where is supply low and demand strong for NDIS Properties?”; “Which disability category should I build for?” etc.

Sadly, I tell my clients that this is a growing market!

I say this because, unfortunately each year more people incur a disability or their disability worsens. More people with disability are joining the NDIS. More NDIS participants are qualifying for SDA accommodations; and so the cycle continues.

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