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Camden Council area

Need for assistance

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3,327 people or 4.3% of the population in Camden Council area in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Camden Council area'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. Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 to 4981.51.1651.40.9+33
5 to 92854.52.81613.52.3+124
10 to 193853.42.52292.61.9+156
20 to 598372.02.25561.82.0+281
60 to 642056.06.71345.16.2+71
65 to 692197.48.51568.87.7+63
70 to 7425912.911.81209.011.4+139
75 to 7926219.318.714715.618.1+115
80 to 8427029.029.923332.727.7+37
85 and over50351.550.441654.448.4+87

Need for assistance with core activities
Camden Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance3,3274.34.92,2173.94.4+1,110
Total persons not needing assistance
70,87890.688.752,30192.289.7+18,577
Not stated
4,0175.16.42,2013.96.0+1,816

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, Greater Sydney: 50.4% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 29.9% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 18.7% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 11.8% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 8.5% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 6.7% 20 to 59, Greater Sydney: 2.2% 10 to 19, Greater Sydney: 2.5% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 2.8% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 1.1% 85 and over, Camden Council area: 51.5% 80 to 84, Camden Council area: 29.0% 75 to 79, Camden Council area: 19.3% 70 to 74, Camden Council area: 12.9% 65 to 69, Camden Council area: 7.4% 60 to 64, Camden Council area: 6.0% 20 to 59, Camden Council area: 2.0% 10 to 19, Camden Council area: 3.4% 5 to 9, Camden Council area: 4.5% 0 to 4, Camden Council area: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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, Camden Council area: +87 80 to 84, Camden Council area: +37 75 to 79, Camden Council area: +115 70 to 74, Camden Council area: +139 65 to 69, Camden Council area: +63 60 to 64, Camden Council area: +71 20 to 59, Camden Council area: +281 10 to 19, Camden Council area: +156 5 to 9, Camden Council area: +124 0 to 4, Camden Council area: +33
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 Camden Council area compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.3% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.9% for Greater Sydney.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (4.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (12.9% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (51.5% compared to 50.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (7.4% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2011 and 2016 in Camden Council area were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+281 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+156 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+139 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+124 persons)

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