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Need for assistance

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7,277 people or 5.4% of the population in the Frankston City in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The Frankston 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. The Frankston 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.

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
Frankston City - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 41471.61.1981.11.0+49
5 to 93233.93.02803.72.5+43
10 to 196214.02.74933.02.0+128
20 to 592,2573.12.21,7872.62.0+470
60 to 644706.36.44406.36.1+30
65 to 695227.88.03596.77.8+163
70 to 7451110.211.53699.111.6+142
75 to 7954315.018.443614.118.7+107
80 to 8462724.429.757623.028.9+51
85 and over1,25146.149.091339.948.4+338

Need for assistance with core activities
Frankston City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance7,2775.44.95,7514.54.5+1,526
Total persons not needing assistance
117,65687.788.8113,90790.190.3+3,749
Not stated
9,2066.96.36,7995.45.2+2,407

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 Melbourne: 49.0% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 29.7% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 18.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 20 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% 10 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% 85 and over, Frankston City: 46.1% 80 to 84, Frankston City: 24.4% 75 to 79, Frankston City: 15.0% 70 to 74, Frankston City: 10.2% 65 to 69, Frankston City: 7.8% 60 to 64, Frankston City: 6.3% 20 to 59, Frankston City: 3.1% 10 to 19, Frankston City: 4.0% 5 to 9, Frankston City: 3.9% 0 to 4, Frankston City: 1.6%
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, Frankston City: +338 80 to 84, Frankston City: +51 75 to 79, Frankston City: +107 70 to 74, Frankston City: +142 65 to 69, Frankston City: +163 60 to 64, Frankston City: +30 20 to 59, Frankston City: +470 10 to 19, Frankston City: +128 5 to 9, Frankston City: +43 0 to 4, Frankston City: +49
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 the Frankston City compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 5.4% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.9% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in the Frankston City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (24.4% compared to 29.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (15.0% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (46.1% compared to 49.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (10.2% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2011 and 2016 in the Frankston City were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+470 persons)
  • 85 and over (+338 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+163 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+142 persons)

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