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Need for assistance

630 people or 3.2% of the population in the City of Adelaide in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The City of Adelaide's disability statistics relate directly to need for assistance due to a severe or profound disability. The information may be used in the planning of local facilities, services such as day-care and occasional care and in the provision of information and support to carers. The City of Adelaide's disability statistics help in understanding the prevalence of people who need support in the community, and along with information on Unpaid Care to a person with a disability, how that support is provided.

Please note: A person's reported need for assistance is based on a subjective assessment and should therefore be treated with caution. See the specific data notes for further detail.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Does the person ever need someone to help with, or be with them for, self care activities?', 'Does the person ever need someone to help with, or be with them for, body movement activities?', 'Does the person ever need someone to help with, or be with them for, communication activities?', and 'What are the reasons for the need for assistance or supervision shown in questions 20, 21 and 22?' (as per above).

Total population

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Adelaide - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Adelaide %Number% of total age groupGreater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
0 to 4101.91.330.71.1+7
5 to 931.03.331.22.80
10 to 19150.92.6130.92.0+2
20 to 591871.32.71741.52.5+13
60 to 64403.76.2233.25.5+17
65 to 69253.67.0315.86.1-6
70 to 74316.29.8288.79.3+3
75 to 795316.316.55816.115.6-5
80 to 847825.327.18126.726.1-3
85 and over18851.649.216650.547.8+22

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance6303.25.45803.54.9+50
Total persons not needing assistance
16,88486.090.213,65682.090.1+3,228
Not stated
2,12410.84.42,42214.55.0-298

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Need for assistance with core activities, 2011
Need for assistance with core activities, 2011 85 and over, Greater Adelaide: 49.2% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 27.1% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 16.5% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 7.0% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 6.2% 20 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% 10 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 3.3% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% 85 and over, City of Adelaide: 51.6% 80 to 84, City of Adelaide: 25.3% 75 to 79, City of Adelaide: 16.3% 70 to 74, City of Adelaide: 6.2% 65 to 69, City of Adelaide: 3.6% 60 to 64, City of Adelaide: 3.7% 20 to 59, City of Adelaide: 1.3% 10 to 19, City of Adelaide: 0.9% 5 to 9, City of Adelaide: 1.0% 0 to 4, City of Adelaide: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2006 to 2011
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, City of Adelaide: +22 80 to 84, City of Adelaide: -3 75 to 79, City of Adelaide: -5 70 to 74, City of Adelaide: +3 65 to 69, City of Adelaide: -6 60 to 64, City of Adelaide: +17 20 to 59, City of Adelaide: +13 10 to 19, City of Adelaide: +2 5 to 9, City of Adelaide: 0 0 to 4, City of Adelaide: +7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the need for assistance of people in the City of Adelaide compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 3.2% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.4% for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (51.6% compared to 49.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (3.6% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (3.7% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in the City of Adelaide between 2006 and 2011.

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