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Non-English speakers - Assistance & disability

In 2011, 1,570 people or 5.0% of the non-English speaking population in the City of Knox, 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 non-English speakers 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.

Differences in this topic between non-English speakers and total population may be related to age, or other factors.

Please note: Auslan and other sign languages are regarded as languages other than English and so speakers of those languages will be included in this topic.

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).

People speaking a language other than English at home

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater MelbourneNumber% of total age groupGreater Melbourne2006 to 2011
0-4 years40.30.8161.30.8-12
5-9 years301.91.6211.51.3+9
10-19 years481.31.2250.81.0+23
20-59 years2971.62.32571.62.4+40
60-64 years1116.310.3726.29.4+39
65-69 years1119.413.3908.711.0+21
70-74 years17817.119.211414.417.4+64
75-79 years18023.030.013019.827.3+50
80-84 years21936.745.019039.342.1+29
85 years and over39263.164.525463.761.4+138

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 years and over, Greater Melbourne: 64.5% 80-84 years, Greater Melbourne: 45.0% 75-79 years, Greater Melbourne: 30.0% 70-74 years, Greater Melbourne: 19.2% 65-69 years, Greater Melbourne: 13.3% 60-64 years, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% 20-59 years, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% 10-19 years, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% 5-9 years, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% 0-4 years, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% 85 years and over, City of Knox: 63.1% 80-84 years, City of Knox: 36.7% 75-79 years, City of Knox: 23.0% 70-74 years, City of Knox: 17.1% 65-69 years, City of Knox: 9.4% 60-64 years, City of Knox: 6.3% 20-59 years, City of Knox: 1.6% 10-19 years, City of Knox: 1.3% 5-9 years, City of Knox: 1.9% 0-4 years, City of Knox: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.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 years and over, City of Knox: +138 80-84 years, City of Knox: +29 75-79 years, City of Knox: +50 70-74 years, City of Knox: +64 65-69 years, City of Knox: +21 60-64 years, City of Knox: +39 20-59 years, City of Knox: +40 10-19 years, City of Knox: +23 5-9 years, City of Knox: +9 0-4 years, City of Knox: -12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the need for assistance for the non-English speaking population in the City of Knox compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 5.0% of the non-English speaking population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 6.0% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age groups of the non-English speaking population reporting a need for assistance in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A smaller percentage of people aged 80-84 years (36.7% compared to 45.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 75-79 years (23.0% compared to 30.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 65-69 years (9.4% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 60-64 years (6.3% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age groups of the non-English speaking population reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Knox were in the age groups:

  • 85 years and over (+138 persons)
  • 70-74 years (+64 persons)
  • 75-79 years (+50 persons)