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City of Knox
Need for assistance - Introduction

There were 6,199 people with a need for assistance living in the City of Knox in 2011.

People with a disability are an important and sometimes disadvantaged population group often in need of specific services provided by local and state government. Their living arrangements may differ markedly from the rest of the population.

Information was collected in the 2006 and 2011 Censuses about each respondent’s “need for assistance” with either “self-care”, “body movement” or “communication” activities (very young children who obviously require this assistance due only to their age are filtered out of the data).

Unfortunately the data was not considered high enough quality to release information on the three types of assistance separately, so the only information available is whether or not a person needs assistance. It is still possible to look at other characteristics of these people, however, which is provided in this profile.

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).

People needing assistance

Key statistics
City of Knox - Need for assistance20112006Change
Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years63310.28.057811.47.3+55
15 - 24 years3796.14.32585.14.0+121
25 - 64 years1,78128.730.51,52229.931.0+259
65 years or more3,40654.957.22,73353.757.7+673
Total population6,199100.0100.05,091100.0100.0+1,108
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3685.92.23136.21.9+55
Secondary school2423.91.31643.21.1+78
Tertiary (University and TAFE)1001.60.7651.30.7+35
Highest qualification achieved--------------
Other post-school69612.54.949411.04.4+202
No qualification3,28959.032.52,70460.032.2+585
Unemployment rate7114.113.14611.513.2+25
Participation rate5049.07.23998.97.0+105
Household income--------------
$599 or less1,34328.032.3--------
$600 to $19992,24046.844.6--------
$2000 or more74115.513.5--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children1,70435.816.31,44337.615.7+261
Couple without children1,33127.913.71,05427.514.0+277
One parent family84817.88.857515.08.0+273
Group household1202.51.61493.92.0-29
Lone person household72115.18.957915.19.6+142
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings4,78377.082.23,83675.780.9+947
Non-private dwellings1,42523.017.81,23424.319.1+191
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned2,22446.625.01,75145.626.1+473
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,13486.440.23,24084.539.5+894
Medium density60212.68.159615.59.0+6
High density280.61.500.01.4+28
Internet connection--------------
Broadband connection3,15465.855.51,57441.029.3+1,580
Car ownership--------------
Access to a motor vehicle4,10585.678.83,22383.874.9+882
Unpaid childcare--------------
Provided unpaid child care5149.29.43808.48.5+134

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Data notes

Please note that for household topics (including household type, household income), people with a disability counted in non-private dwellings such as hostels for the disabled were excluded – these topics only apply to those counted in private dwellings.