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Need for assistance

5,838 people or 3.7% of the population in the City of Boroondara in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The City of Boroondara'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 Boroondara'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 Boroondara - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 4580.71.0540.60.8+4
5 to 91631.72.51381.52.0+25
10 to 192761.32.02231.01.5+53
20 to 599061.02.09441.11.8-38
60 to 642082.46.11862.65.6+22
65 to 692714.37.81943.86.9+77
70 to 743206.711.63467.810.7-26
75 to 7958614.718.750411.416.9+82
80 to 8490123.728.986521.427.9+36
85 and over2,14946.448.41,90445.246.9+245

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Boroondara - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total persons needing assistance5,8383.74.55,3583.54.0+480
Total persons not needing assistance146,93092.390.3141,51191.689.7+5,419
Not stated6,4144.05.27,5844.96.3-1,170

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 Melbourne: 48.4% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 28.9% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 18.7% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 11.6% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 7.8% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% 20 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 10 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% 85 and over, City of Boroondara: 46.4% 80 to 84, City of Boroondara: 23.7% 75 to 79, City of Boroondara: 14.7% 70 to 74, City of Boroondara: 6.7% 65 to 69, City of Boroondara: 4.3% 60 to 64, City of Boroondara: 2.4% 20 to 59, City of Boroondara: 1.0% 10 to 19, City of Boroondara: 1.3% 5 to 9, City of Boroondara: 1.7% 0 to 4, City of Boroondara: 0.7%
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 Boroondara: +245 80 to 84, City of Boroondara: +36 75 to 79, City of Boroondara: +82 70 to 74, City of Boroondara: -26 65 to 69, City of Boroondara: +77 60 to 64, City of Boroondara: +22 20 to 59, City of Boroondara: -38 10 to 19, City of Boroondara: +53 5 to 9, City of Boroondara: +25 0 to 4, City of Boroondara: +4
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 Boroondara compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 3.7% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.5% for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (23.7% compared to 28.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (14.7% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (2.4% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 85 and over (+245 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+82 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+77 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+53 persons)

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