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Need for assistance

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

1,424 people or 8.0% of the population in Broken Hill City in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Broken Hill 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. Broken Hill 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.

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
Broken Hill City - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupRegional NSW %Number% of total age groupRegional NSW %2011 to 2016
0 to 4131.31.3161.51.1-3
5 to 9403.93.8403.63.00
10 to 19844.43.6924.02.6-8
20 to 593644.23.63634.03.2+1
60 to 6412810.27.01289.97.30
65 to 6912210.67.910410.67.7+18
70 to 7411913.29.69611.89.6+23
75 to 7912919.114.111916.314.8+10
80 to 8414125.823.116725.924.7-26
85 and over25244.942.126954.948.3-17

Need for assistance with core activities
Broken Hill City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Total persons needing assistance1,4248.06.31,3947.55.8+30
Total persons not needing assistance14,74583.385.915,76885.289.0-1,023
Not stated1,5398.77.81,3547.35.2+185

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 NSW: 42.1% 80 to 84, Regional NSW: 23.1% 75 to 79, Regional NSW: 14.1% 70 to 74, Regional NSW: 9.6% 65 to 69, Regional NSW: 7.9% 60 to 64, Regional NSW: 7.0% 20 to 59, Regional NSW: 3.6% 10 to 19, Regional NSW: 3.6% 5 to 9, Regional NSW: 3.8% 0 to 4, Regional NSW: 1.3% 85 and over, Broken Hill City: 44.9% 80 to 84, Broken Hill City: 25.8% 75 to 79, Broken Hill City: 19.1% 70 to 74, Broken Hill City: 13.2% 65 to 69, Broken Hill City: 10.6% 60 to 64, Broken Hill City: 10.2% 20 to 59, Broken Hill City: 4.2% 10 to 19, Broken Hill City: 4.4% 5 to 9, Broken Hill City: 3.9% 0 to 4, Broken Hill City: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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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, Broken Hill City: -17 80 to 84, Broken Hill City: -26 75 to 79, Broken Hill City: +10 70 to 74, Broken Hill City: +23 65 to 69, Broken Hill City: +18 60 to 64, Broken Hill City: 0 20 to 59, Broken Hill City: +1 10 to 19, Broken Hill City: -8 5 to 9, Broken Hill City: 0 0 to 4, Broken Hill City: -3
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 Broken Hill City compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 8.0% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 6.3% for Regional NSW.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Broken Hill City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (19.1% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (13.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (10.2% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (44.9% compared to 42.1%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Broken Hill City between 2011 and 2016.

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