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Sunshine North

Need for assistance

762 people or 7.2% of the population in Sunshine North in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Sunshine North'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. Sunshine North'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
Sunshine North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupCity of Brimbank %Number% of total age groupCity of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
0 to 430.51.271.10.9-4
5 to 9111.82.5213.22.0-10
10 to 19211.52.2231.81.4-2
20 to 591412.42.91622.92.8-21
60 to 64418.010.3347.310.1+7
65 to 696816.513.6296.811.0+39
70 to 746316.419.75814.917.1+5
75 to 7910128.128.88222.727.3+19
80 to 8416053.344.38535.138.4+75
85 and over15370.259.38960.157.8+64

Need for assistance with core activities
Sunshine North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance7627.25.85905.84.9+172
Total persons not needing assistance
9,09185.787.38,98388.688.4+108
Not stated
7617.26.95665.66.7+195

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, City of Brimbank: 59.3% 80 to 84, City of Brimbank: 44.3% 75 to 79, City of Brimbank: 28.8% 70 to 74, City of Brimbank: 19.7% 65 to 69, City of Brimbank: 13.6% 60 to 64, City of Brimbank: 10.3% 20 to 59, City of Brimbank: 2.9% 10 to 19, City of Brimbank: 2.2% 5 to 9, City of Brimbank: 2.5% 0 to 4, City of Brimbank: 1.2% 85 and over, Sunshine North: 70.2% 80 to 84, Sunshine North: 53.3% 75 to 79, Sunshine North: 28.1% 70 to 74, Sunshine North: 16.4% 65 to 69, Sunshine North: 16.5% 60 to 64, Sunshine North: 8.0% 20 to 59, Sunshine North: 2.4% 10 to 19, Sunshine North: 1.5% 5 to 9, Sunshine North: 1.8% 0 to 4, Sunshine North: 0.5%
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, Sunshine North: +64 80 to 84, Sunshine North: +75 75 to 79, Sunshine North: +19 70 to 74, Sunshine North: +5 65 to 69, Sunshine North: +39 60 to 64, Sunshine North: +7 20 to 59, Sunshine North: -21 10 to 19, Sunshine North: -2 5 to 9, Sunshine North: -10 0 to 4, Sunshine North: -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 Brimbank compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 7.2% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.8% for City of Brimbank.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Sunshine North and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (70.2% compared to 59.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (53.3% compared to 44.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (16.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (16.4% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 80 to 84 (+75 persons)
  • 85 and over (+64 persons)

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