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Need for assistance

821 people or 6.6% of the population in Bankstown Balance in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Bankstown Balance'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 Balance'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 Balance - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupBankstown City %Number% of total age groupBankstown City %2006 to 2011
0 to 480.91.1101.20.9-2
5 to 9293.12.3121.41.7+17
10 to 19301.62.1231.31.5+7
20 to 592323.53.41452.42.6+87
60 to 647012.110.24911.17.7+21
65 to 695712.811.54913.29.8+8
70 to 747520.615.95817.812.7+17
75 to 797925.422.87121.719.2+8
80 to 8410236.532.27730.729.4+25
85 and over14054.352.18250.646.5+58

Need for assistance with core activities
Bankstown Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance8216.66.25765.14.9+245
Total persons not needing assistance
10,83086.487.59,88887.188.0+942
Not stated
8797.06.48947.97.0-15

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, 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% 85 and over, Bankstown Balance: 54.3% 80 to 84, Bankstown Balance: 36.5% 75 to 79, Bankstown Balance: 25.4% 70 to 74, Bankstown Balance: 20.6% 65 to 69, Bankstown Balance: 12.8% 60 to 64, Bankstown Balance: 12.1% 20 to 59, Bankstown Balance: 3.5% 10 to 19, Bankstown Balance: 1.6% 5 to 9, Bankstown Balance: 3.1% 0 to 4, Bankstown Balance: 0.9%
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, Bankstown Balance: +58 80 to 84, Bankstown Balance: +25 75 to 79, Bankstown Balance: +8 70 to 74, Bankstown Balance: +17 65 to 69, Bankstown Balance: +8 60 to 64, Bankstown Balance: +21 20 to 59, Bankstown Balance: +87 10 to 19, Bankstown Balance: +7 5 to 9, Bankstown Balance: +17 0 to 4, Bankstown Balance: -2
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 Bankstown City shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 6.6% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 6.2% for Bankstown City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (20.6% compared to 15.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (36.5% compared to 32.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (25.4% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (54.3% compared to 52.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20 to 59 (+87 persons)
  • 85 and over (+58 persons)

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