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Hobsons Bay City

Need for assistance

4,382 people or 5.2% of the population in Hobsons Bay City in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Hobsons Bay 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. Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 4551.01.0440.80.8+11
5 to 91242.62.51092.12.0+15
10 to 191831.92.01591.61.5+24
20 to 591,0752.22.09752.11.8+100
60 to 643227.66.12366.85.6+86
65 to 6931510.07.82428.06.9+73
70 to 7438714.411.633412.110.7+53
75 to 7953022.118.742817.816.9+102
80 to 8455830.628.953330.227.9+25
85 and over83351.748.453243.846.9+301

Need for assistance with core activities
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance4,3825.24.53,5924.44.0+790
Total persons not needing assistance
74,76789.290.372,81089.489.7+1,957
Not stated
4,7125.65.25,0576.26.3-345

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 Melbourne: 48.4% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 28.9% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 18.7% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 11.6% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 7.8% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% 20 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 10 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% 85 and over, Hobsons Bay City: 51.7% 80 to 84, Hobsons Bay City: 30.6% 75 to 79, Hobsons Bay City: 22.1% 70 to 74, Hobsons Bay City: 14.4% 65 to 69, Hobsons Bay City: 10.0% 60 to 64, Hobsons Bay City: 7.6% 20 to 59, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% 10 to 19, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% 5 to 9, Hobsons Bay City: 2.6% 0 to 4, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0%
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 and over, Hobsons Bay City: +301 80 to 84, Hobsons Bay City: +25 75 to 79, Hobsons Bay City: +102 70 to 74, Hobsons Bay City: +53 65 to 69, Hobsons Bay City: +73 60 to 64, Hobsons Bay City: +86 20 to 59, Hobsons Bay City: +100 10 to 19, Hobsons Bay City: +24 5 to 9, Hobsons Bay City: +15 0 to 4, Hobsons Bay City: +11
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 Hobsons Bay City compared to Greater Melbourne 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 4.5% for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (22.1% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (51.7% compared to 48.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (14.4% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (10.0% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 85 and over (+301 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+102 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+100 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+86 persons)

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