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Georges River Council area

Need for assistance

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7,196 people or 4.9% of the population in the Georges River Council area in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The Georges River 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 Georges River 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
Georges River 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 4690.81.1610.70.9+8
5 to 91682.02.81572.12.3+11
10 to 193522.12.52831.81.9+69
20 to 591,4631.82.21,1371.52.0+326
60 to 644075.36.73675.36.2+40
65 to 694837.38.53967.47.7+87
70 to 7457311.511.848011.011.4+93
75 to 7974218.618.767517.718.1+67
80 to 8499931.229.982026.327.7+179
85 and over1,94051.750.41,58047.048.4+360

Need for assistance with core activities
Georges River 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 assistance7,1964.94.95,9564.44.4+1,240
Total persons not needing assistance
132,65890.388.7122,70591.189.7+9,953
Not stated
6,9864.86.45,9974.56.0+989

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, Georges River Council area: 51.7% 80 to 84, Georges River Council area: 31.2% 75 to 79, Georges River Council area: 18.6% 70 to 74, Georges River Council area: 11.5% 65 to 69, Georges River Council area: 7.3% 60 to 64, Georges River Council area: 5.3% 20 to 59, Georges River Council area: 1.8% 10 to 19, Georges River Council area: 2.1% 5 to 9, Georges River Council area: 2.0% 0 to 4, Georges River Council area: 0.8%
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, Georges River Council area: +360 80 to 84, Georges River Council area: +179 75 to 79, Georges River Council area: +67 70 to 74, Georges River Council area: +93 65 to 69, Georges River Council area: +87 60 to 64, Georges River Council area: +40 20 to 59, Georges River Council area: +326 10 to 19, Georges River Council area: +69 5 to 9, Georges River Council area: +11 0 to 4, Georges River Council area: +8
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 Georges River Council area compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.9% 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 the Georges River Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (31.2% compared to 29.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (51.7% compared to 50.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (5.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (7.3% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 85 and over (+360 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+326 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+179 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+93 persons)

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