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Central Coast Council area

Overseas born - Assistance & disability

In 2011, 2,981 overseas born people in the Central Coast Council area, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The Central Coast 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. The Central Coast Council area's overseas born 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.

Differences in this topic between overseas-born and total population may be related to age, cultural or other factors.

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).

People born overseas

Need for assistance with core activities
Central Coast Council area - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater SydneyNumber% of total age groupGreater Sydney2006 to 2011
0-4 years00.00.100.00.20
5-9 years190.60.4100.40.5+9
10-19 years381.30.990.41.1+29
20-59 years50116.824.245519.824.3+46
60-64 years2689.09.32169.48.3+52
65-69 years2558.68.81838.08.7+72
70-74 years2809.410.82069.011.1+74
75-79 years35912.013.126811.613.6+91
80-84 years42614.314.138316.615.0+43
85 years and over83528.018.457124.817.3+264

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
Central Coast Council area - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Total persons not needing assistance2,9846.85.72,3005.84.8+684
Total persons needing assistance40,24791.992.736,77392.893.5+3,474
Not stated5561.31.65721.41.7-16

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 years and over, Greater Sydney: 18.4% 80-84 years, Greater Sydney: 14.1% 75-79 years, Greater Sydney: 13.1% 70-74 years, Greater Sydney: 10.8% 65-69 years, Greater Sydney: 8.8% 60-64 years, Greater Sydney: 9.3% 20-59 years, Greater Sydney: 24.2% 10-19 years, Greater Sydney: 0.9% 5-9 years, Greater Sydney: 0.4% 0-4 years, Greater Sydney: 0.1% 85 years and over, Central Coast Council area: 28.0% 80-84 years, Central Coast Council area: 14.3% 75-79 years, Central Coast Council area: 12.0% 70-74 years, Central Coast Council area: 9.4% 65-69 years, Central Coast Council area: 8.6% 60-64 years, Central Coast Council area: 9.0% 20-59 years, Central Coast Council area: 16.8% 10-19 years, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% 5-9 years, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% 0-4 years, Central Coast Council area: 0.0%
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 years and over, Central Coast Council area: +264 80-84 years, Central Coast Council area: +43 75-79 years, Central Coast Council area: +91 70-74 years, Central Coast Council area: +74 65-69 years, Central Coast Council area: +72 60-64 years, Central Coast Council area: +52 20-59 years, Central Coast Council area: +46 10-19 years, Central Coast Council area: +29 5-9 years, Central Coast Council area: +9 0-4 years, Central Coast Council area: 0
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 born overseas in the Central Coast Council area compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 6.8% of the overseas born population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.7% for Greater Sydney.

The major differences in the age groups of the overseas born population reporting a need for assistance in the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 years and over (28.0% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20-59 years (16.8% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70-74 years (9.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75-79 years (12.0% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups of the overseas born population reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in the Central Coast Council area were in the age groups:

  • 85 years and over (+264 persons)
  • 75-79 years (+91 persons)
  • 70-74 years (+74 persons)
  • 65-69 years (+72 persons)
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