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Altona Meadows

Need for assistance

983 people or 5.3% of the population in Altona Meadows in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Altona Meadows'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. Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupHobsons Bay City %Number% of total age groupHobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
0 to 490.81.0181.50.8-9
5 to 9515.32.6463.72.1+5
10 to 19361.61.9371.31.6-1
20 to 592712.42.22642.32.1+7
60 to 64787.47.6497.46.8+29
65 to 699414.910.0519.28.0+43
70 to 748716.314.47215.912.1+15
75 to 7911829.922.16121.117.8+57
80 to 849544.630.610650.230.2-11
85 and over14470.951.76759.343.8+77

Need for assistance with core activities
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance9835.35.27714.14.4+212
Total persons not needing assistance
16,72389.389.217,22191.389.4-498
Not stated
1,0125.45.68664.66.2+146

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, 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% 85 and over, Altona Meadows: 70.9% 80 to 84, Altona Meadows: 44.6% 75 to 79, Altona Meadows: 29.9% 70 to 74, Altona Meadows: 16.3% 65 to 69, Altona Meadows: 14.9% 60 to 64, Altona Meadows: 7.4% 20 to 59, Altona Meadows: 2.4% 10 to 19, Altona Meadows: 1.6% 5 to 9, Altona Meadows: 5.3% 0 to 4, Altona Meadows: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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, Altona Meadows: +77 80 to 84, Altona Meadows: -11 75 to 79, Altona Meadows: +57 70 to 74, Altona Meadows: +15 65 to 69, Altona Meadows: +43 60 to 64, Altona Meadows: +29 20 to 59, Altona Meadows: +7 10 to 19, Altona Meadows: -1 5 to 9, Altona Meadows: +5 0 to 4, Altona Meadows: -9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the need for assistance of people in Hobsons Bay City compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 5.3% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.2% for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (70.9% compared to 51.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (44.6% compared to 30.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (29.9% compared to 22.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (14.9% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 85 and over (+77 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+57 persons)

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