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32,984 people or 3.4% of the population in Brisbane LGA in 2006, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Brisbane LGA'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. Brisbane LGA'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
Brisbane LGA - Persons (Usual residence)20062006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Brisbane %Number% of total age groupGreater Brisbane %2006 to 2006
0 to 44450.70.94450.70.90
5 to 91,0561.92.21,0561.92.20
10 to 191,7701.41.91,7701.41.90
20 to 598,8771.62.08,8771.62.00
60 to 641,7844.45.61,7844.45.60
65 to 691,6845.66.51,6845.66.50
70 to 742,0598.49.02,0598.49.00
75 to 793,25414.115.23,25414.115.20
80 to 844,72325.226.74,72325.226.70
85 and over7,33245.445.97,33245.445.90

Need for assistance with core activities
Brisbane LGA - Total persons (Usual residence)20062006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2006
Total persons needing assistance32,9843.43.8--------
Total persons not needing assistance861,67090.190.1--------
Not stated61,4916.46.1--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Need for assistance with core activities, 2006
Need for assistance with core activities, 2006 85 and over, Greater Brisbane: 45.9% 80 to 84, Greater Brisbane: 26.7% 75 to 79, Greater Brisbane: 15.2% 70 to 74, Greater Brisbane: 9.0% 65 to 69, Greater Brisbane: 6.5% 60 to 64, Greater Brisbane: 5.6% 20 to 59, Greater Brisbane: 2.0% 10 to 19, Greater Brisbane: 1.9% 5 to 9, Greater Brisbane: 2.2% 0 to 4, Greater Brisbane: 0.9% 85 and over, Brisbane LGA: 45.4% 80 to 84, Brisbane LGA: 25.2% 75 to 79, Brisbane LGA: 14.1% 70 to 74, Brisbane LGA: 8.4% 65 to 69, Brisbane LGA: 5.6% 60 to 64, Brisbane LGA: 4.4% 20 to 59, Brisbane LGA: 1.6% 10 to 19, Brisbane LGA: 1.4% 5 to 9, Brisbane LGA: 1.9% 0 to 4, Brisbane LGA: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2006 to 2006
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2006 to 2006 85 and over, Brisbane LGA: 0 80 to 84, Brisbane LGA: 0 75 to 79, Brisbane LGA: 0 70 to 74, Brisbane LGA: 0 65 to 69, Brisbane LGA: 0 60 to 64, Brisbane LGA: 0 20 to 59, Brisbane LGA: 0 10 to 19, Brisbane LGA: 0 5 to 9, Brisbane LGA: 0 0 to 4, Brisbane LGA: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2006 (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 Brisbane LGA compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 3.4% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 3.8% for Greater Brisbane.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Brisbane LGA and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (25.2% compared to 26.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (4.4% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (14.1% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Brisbane LGA between 2006 and 2006.

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