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428 people or 4.0% of the population in Williamstown in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Williamstown'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. Williamstown'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
Williamstown - (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 491.31.060.90.8+3
5 to 9203.02.660.92.1+14
10 to 19141.01.9131.11.6+1
20 to 591031.82.2921.62.1+11
60 to 64294.67.6245.26.8+5
65 to 69174.010.0164.98.0+1
70 to 743010.614.43413.912.1-4
75 to 792712.822.16318.917.8-36
80 to 847127.030.66125.430.2+11
85 and over10744.351.77835.643.8+30

Need for assistance with core activities
Williamstown - 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 assistance4284.05.23923.94.4+36
Total persons not needing assistance
9,70291.789.29,22690.889.4+476
Not stated
4494.25.65455.46.2-96

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, Williamstown: 44.3% 80 to 84, Williamstown: 27.0% 75 to 79, Williamstown: 12.8% 70 to 74, Williamstown: 10.6% 65 to 69, Williamstown: 4.0% 60 to 64, Williamstown: 4.6% 20 to 59, Williamstown: 1.8% 10 to 19, Williamstown: 1.0% 5 to 9, Williamstown: 3.0% 0 to 4, Williamstown: 1.3%
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, Williamstown: +30 80 to 84, Williamstown: +11 75 to 79, Williamstown: -36 70 to 74, Williamstown: -4 65 to 69, Williamstown: +1 60 to 64, Williamstown: +5 20 to 59, Williamstown: +11 10 to 19, Williamstown: +1 5 to 9, Williamstown: +14 0 to 4, Williamstown: +3
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 Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.0% 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 Williamstown and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (12.8% compared to 22.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (44.3% compared to 51.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (10.6% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Williamstown between 2006 and 2011.

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