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Benalla Rural City

Need for assistance

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947 people or 6.8% of the population in Benalla Rural City in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Benalla Rural 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. Benalla Rural 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.

Due to changes in ABS rules concerning perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual age groups with a need for assistance in 2016 may not add up to the table total. The table total is independently calculated and will be closer to the true population requiring assistance. Due to ABS adjustments of small numbers, no reliability can be placed on small data cells in 2016. For more information please see the data notes on Data Confidentiality.

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
Benalla Rural City - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupRegional VIC %Number% of total age groupRegional VIC %2011 to 2016
0 to 481.21.2101.31.1-2
5 to 9273.63.8303.83.2-3
10 to 19795.13.7693.82.8+10
20 to 592714.43.52253.63.2+46
60 to 64817.26.3625.86.7+19
65 to 69776.77.3384.77.3+39
70 to 74617.39.2608.99.4+1
75 to 79578.913.35811.014.6-1
80 to 848117.722.310221.623.6-21
85 and over19437.142.318543.747.0+9

Need for assistance with core activities
Benalla Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance9476.86.08396.15.7+108
Total persons not needing assistance
11,69184.385.912,32190.389.4-630
Not stated
1,2238.88.04863.64.9+737

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Need for assistance with core activities, 2016
Need for assistance with core activities, 2016 85 and over, Regional VIC: 42.3% 80 to 84, Regional VIC: 22.3% 75 to 79, Regional VIC: 13.3% 70 to 74, Regional VIC: 9.2% 65 to 69, Regional VIC: 7.3% 60 to 64, Regional VIC: 6.3% 20 to 59, Regional VIC: 3.5% 10 to 19, Regional VIC: 3.7% 5 to 9, Regional VIC: 3.8% 0 to 4, Regional VIC: 1.2% 85 and over, Benalla Rural City: 37.1% 80 to 84, Benalla Rural City: 17.7% 75 to 79, Benalla Rural City: 8.9% 70 to 74, Benalla Rural City: 7.3% 65 to 69, Benalla Rural City: 6.7% 60 to 64, Benalla Rural City: 7.2% 20 to 59, Benalla Rural City: 4.4% 10 to 19, Benalla Rural City: 5.1% 5 to 9, Benalla Rural City: 3.6% 0 to 4, Benalla Rural City: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2011 to 2016
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Benalla Rural City: +9 80 to 84, Benalla Rural City: -21 75 to 79, Benalla Rural City: -1 70 to 74, Benalla Rural City: +1 65 to 69, Benalla Rural City: +39 60 to 64, Benalla Rural City: +19 20 to 59, Benalla Rural City: +46 10 to 19, Benalla Rural City: +10 5 to 9, Benalla Rural City: -3 0 to 4, Benalla Rural City: -2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Benalla Rural City compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 6.8% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 6.0% for Regional VIC.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (37.1% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (17.7% compared to 22.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (8.9% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.3% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Benalla Rural City between 2011 and 2016.

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