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Brisbane LGA

Need for assistance

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.

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
Brisbane LGA - Persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Brisbane %Number% of total age groupGreater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
0 to 44450.70.90----+445
5 to 91,0561.92.20----+1,056
10 to 191,7701.41.90----+1,770
20 to 598,8771.62.00----+8,877
60 to 641,7844.45.60----+1,784
65 to 691,6845.66.50----+1,684
70 to 742,0598.49.00----+2,059
75 to 793,25414.115.20----+3,254
80 to 844,72325.226.70----+4,723
85 and over7,33245.445.90----+7,332

Need for assistance with core activities
Brisbane LGA - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Total persons needing assistance32,9843.43.80----+32,984
Total persons not needing assistance861,67090.190.10----+861,670
Not stated61,4916.46.10----+61,491

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 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, 2001 to 2006
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2001 to 2006 85 and over, Brisbane LGA: +7,332 80 to 84, Brisbane LGA: +4,723 75 to 79, Brisbane LGA: +3,254 70 to 74, Brisbane LGA: +2,059 65 to 69, Brisbane LGA: +1,684 60 to 64, Brisbane LGA: +1,784 20 to 59, Brisbane LGA: +8,877 10 to 19, Brisbane LGA: +1,770 5 to 9, Brisbane LGA: +1,056 0 to 4, Brisbane LGA: +445
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 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

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2001 and 2006 in Brisbane LGA were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+8,877 persons)
  • 85 and over (+7,332 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+4,723 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+3,254 persons)

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