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6,196 people or 4.2% of the population in the City of Knox in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The City of Knox'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 City of Knox'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
City of Knox - (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 4891.01.0901.00.8-1
5 to 92552.82.52582.62.0-3
10 to 195122.52.03541.61.5+158
20 to 591,4961.82.01,3501.61.8+146
60 to 644234.86.13024.55.6+121
65 to 694096.77.82805.96.9+129
70 to 7446410.311.63269.410.7+138
75 to 7953416.318.744314.916.9+91
80 to 8467126.428.962127.227.9+50
85 and over1,34353.048.41,05951.746.9+284

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Knox - 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 assistance6,1964.24.55,0833.54.0+1,113
Total persons not needing assistance
138,50992.890.3136,26192.989.7+2,248
Not stated
4,5973.15.25,3943.76.3-797

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, City of Knox: 53.0% 80 to 84, City of Knox: 26.4% 75 to 79, City of Knox: 16.3% 70 to 74, City of Knox: 10.3% 65 to 69, City of Knox: 6.7% 60 to 64, City of Knox: 4.8% 20 to 59, City of Knox: 1.8% 10 to 19, City of Knox: 2.5% 5 to 9, City of Knox: 2.8% 0 to 4, City of Knox: 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, City of Knox: +284 80 to 84, City of Knox: +50 75 to 79, City of Knox: +91 70 to 74, City of Knox: +138 65 to 69, City of Knox: +129 60 to 64, City of Knox: +121 20 to 59, City of Knox: +146 10 to 19, City of Knox: +158 5 to 9, City of Knox: -3 0 to 4, City of Knox: -1
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 City of Knox compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.2% 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 the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (53.0% compared to 48.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (26.4% compared to 28.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (16.3% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (10.3% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 85 and over (+284 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+158 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+146 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+138 persons)

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