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Need for assistance

11,280 people or 6.2% of the population in Bankstown City in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Bankstown City'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. Bankstown City'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
Bankstown City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 41461.10.91120.90.8+34
5 to 93092.32.32141.71.7+95
10 to 195332.11.93621.51.4+171
20 to 593,2603.42.02,3382.61.7+922
60 to 6490610.26.25557.75.2+351
65 to 6977211.57.75829.86.7+190
70 to 7486515.911.468612.710.3+179
75 to 791,05722.818.11,04619.216.0+11
80 to 841,38832.227.71,25729.427.1+131
85 and over2,04452.148.41,27046.546.6+774

Need for assistance with core activities
Bankstown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance11,2806.24.48,4224.93.8+2,858
Total persons not needing assistance
159,48087.589.7150,08188.088.9+9,399
Not stated
11,5906.46.011,9867.07.4-396

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 Sydney: 48.4% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 27.7% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 18.1% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 11.4% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 7.7% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 6.2% 20 to 59, Greater Sydney: 2.0% 10 to 19, Greater Sydney: 1.9% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 2.3% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 0.9% 85 and over, Bankstown City: 52.1% 80 to 84, Bankstown City: 32.2% 75 to 79, Bankstown City: 22.8% 70 to 74, Bankstown City: 15.9% 65 to 69, Bankstown City: 11.5% 60 to 64, Bankstown City: 10.2% 20 to 59, Bankstown City: 3.4% 10 to 19, Bankstown City: 2.1% 5 to 9, Bankstown City: 2.3% 0 to 4, Bankstown City: 1.1%
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, Bankstown City: +774 80 to 84, Bankstown City: +131 75 to 79, Bankstown City: +11 70 to 74, Bankstown City: +179 65 to 69, Bankstown City: +190 60 to 64, Bankstown City: +351 20 to 59, Bankstown City: +922 10 to 19, Bankstown City: +171 5 to 9, Bankstown City: +95 0 to 4, Bankstown City: +34
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 Bankstown City compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 6.2% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.4% for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (22.8% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (32.2% compared to 27.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (15.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (10.2% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in Bankstown City were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+922 persons)
  • 85 and over (+774 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+351 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+190 persons)

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