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Georges River Council

Need for assistance

5,956 people or 2.3% of the population in the Georges River Council in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The Georges River Council'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'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
Georges River Council - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 4610.70.9570.80.8+4
5 to 91572.12.31301.71.7+27
10 to 192831.81.91601.01.4+123
20 to 591,1371.42.09761.21.7+161
60 to 643675.36.23225.55.2+45
65 to 693967.47.72445.26.7+152
70 to 7448011.011.445510.710.3+25
75 to 7967517.718.151413.216.0+161
80 to 8482026.327.777723.627.1+43
85 and over1,58047.048.41,32645.246.6+254

Need for assistance with core activities
Georges River Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance5,9562.34.44,9622.13.8+994
Total persons not needing assistance
122,70547.789.7114,10747.588.9+8,598
Not stated
5,9972.36.07,2703.07.4-1,273

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 and over, Greater Sydney: 48.4% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 27.7% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 18.1% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 11.4% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 7.7% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 6.2% 20 to 59, Greater Sydney: 2.0% 10 to 19, Greater Sydney: 1.9% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 2.3% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 0.9% 85 and over, Georges River Council: 47.0% 80 to 84, Georges River Council: 26.3% 75 to 79, Georges River Council: 17.7% 70 to 74, Georges River Council: 11.0% 65 to 69, Georges River Council: 7.4% 60 to 64, Georges River Council: 5.3% 20 to 59, Georges River Council: 1.4% 10 to 19, Georges River Council: 1.8% 5 to 9, Georges River Council: 2.1% 0 to 4, Georges River Council: 0.7%
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 and over, Georges River Council: +254 80 to 84, Georges River Council: +43 75 to 79, Georges River Council: +161 70 to 74, Georges River Council: +25 65 to 69, Georges River Council: +152 60 to 64, Georges River Council: +45 20 to 59, Georges River Council: +161 10 to 19, Georges River Council: +123 5 to 9, Georges River Council: +27 0 to 4, Georges River Council: +4
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 in the Georges River Council compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 2.3% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.4% for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (26.3% compared to 27.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (47.0% compared to 48.4%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in the Georges River Council were in the age groups:

  • 85 and over (+254 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+161 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+161 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+152 persons)

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