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8,398 people or 5.2% of the population in Gosford City in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Gosford 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. Gosford 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.

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
Gosford City - 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 41121.10.9670.70.8+45
5 to 92963.02.31991.91.7+97
10 to 195122.41.93741.71.4+138
20 to 591,9832.52.01,7652.21.7+218
60 to 645325.36.24395.35.2+93
65 to 695496.57.73625.36.7+187
70 to 745307.911.44326.910.3+98
75 to 7970412.418.173311.616.0-29
80 to 841,11121.527.71,08621.027.1+25
85 and over2,06940.448.41,60239.546.6+467

Need for assistance with core activities
Gosford City - 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 assistance8,3985.24.47,0594.53.8+1,339
Total persons not needing assistance
145,35689.589.7140,13088.688.9+5,226
Not stated
8,6865.36.010,9676.97.4-2,281

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, Gosford City: 40.4% 80 to 84, Gosford City: 21.5% 75 to 79, Gosford City: 12.4% 70 to 74, Gosford City: 7.9% 65 to 69, Gosford City: 6.5% 60 to 64, Gosford City: 5.3% 20 to 59, Gosford City: 2.5% 10 to 19, Gosford City: 2.4% 5 to 9, Gosford City: 3.0% 0 to 4, Gosford City: 1.1%
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, Gosford City: +467 80 to 84, Gosford City: +25 75 to 79, Gosford City: -29 70 to 74, Gosford City: +98 65 to 69, Gosford City: +187 60 to 64, Gosford City: +93 20 to 59, Gosford City: +218 10 to 19, Gosford City: +138 5 to 9, Gosford City: +97 0 to 4, Gosford City: +45
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 Gosford City compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 5.2% 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 Gosford City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (40.4% compared to 48.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (21.5% compared to 27.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (12.4% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.9% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in Gosford City were in the age groups:

  • 85 and over (+467 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+218 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+187 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+138 persons)

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