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East Ward
Need for assistance

3,616 people or 6.6% of the population in East Ward in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

East Ward'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. East Ward'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
East Ward - (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 4671.41.1461.00.9+21
5 to 91032.32.3461.21.7+57
10 to 191341.72.1821.11.5+52
20 to 591,1403.93.47522.82.6+389
60 to 6436015.910.221912.47.7+141
65 to 6925815.911.518912.49.8+69
70 to 7431521.915.925019.312.7+65
75 to 7933030.522.826822.119.2+62
80 to 8440643.232.230931.929.4+97
85 and over50360.452.127942.646.5+223

Need for assistance with core activities
East Ward - 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 assistance3,6166.66.22,4404.94.9+1,176
Total persons not needing assistance
47,07485.887.543,33986.588.0+3,735
Not stated
4,1627.66.44,3438.77.0-181

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, East Ward: 60.4% 80 to 84, East Ward: 43.2% 75 to 79, East Ward: 30.5% 70 to 74, East Ward: 21.9% 65 to 69, East Ward: 15.9% 60 to 64, East Ward: 15.9% 20 to 59, East Ward: 3.9% 10 to 19, East Ward: 1.7% 5 to 9, East Ward: 2.3% 0 to 4, East Ward: 1.4%
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, East Ward: +223 80 to 84, East Ward: +97 75 to 79, East Ward: +62 70 to 74, East Ward: +65 65 to 69, East Ward: +69 60 to 64, East Ward: +141 20 to 59, East Ward: +389 10 to 19, East Ward: +52 5 to 9, East Ward: +57 0 to 4, East Ward: +21
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 East Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (43.2% compared to 32.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (60.4% compared to 52.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (30.5% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (21.9% compared to 15.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20 to 59 (+389 persons)
  • 85 and over (+223 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+141 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+97 persons)

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