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Need for assistance

9,644 people or 5.4% of the population in Liverpool City in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Liverpool City'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. Liverpool City'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
Liverpool City - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 41401.00.91210.90.8+19
5 to 94102.92.32431.81.7+167
10 to 195942.11.93311.31.4+263
20 to 593,3983.42.02,1942.41.7+1,204
60 to 6489011.56.25619.55.2+329
65 to 6982514.97.752311.76.7+302
70 to 7478118.511.458216.410.3+199
75 to 7984627.818.168825.716.0+158
80 to 8485840.127.768240.227.1+176
85 and over90257.648.467458.146.6+228

Need for assistance with core activities
Liverpool City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance9,6445.44.46,5994.03.8+3,045
Total persons not needing assistance
158,66388.189.7145,12988.288.9+13,534
Not stated
11,8366.66.012,8747.87.4-1,038

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 Sydney: 48.4% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 27.7% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 18.1% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 11.4% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 7.7% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 6.2% 20 to 59, Greater Sydney: 2.0% 10 to 19, Greater Sydney: 1.9% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 2.3% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 0.9% 85 and over, Liverpool City: 57.6% 80 to 84, Liverpool City: 40.1% 75 to 79, Liverpool City: 27.8% 70 to 74, Liverpool City: 18.5% 65 to 69, Liverpool City: 14.9% 60 to 64, Liverpool City: 11.5% 20 to 59, Liverpool City: 3.4% 10 to 19, Liverpool City: 2.1% 5 to 9, Liverpool City: 2.9% 0 to 4, Liverpool City: 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, Liverpool City: +228 80 to 84, Liverpool City: +176 75 to 79, Liverpool City: +158 70 to 74, Liverpool City: +199 65 to 69, Liverpool City: +302 60 to 64, Liverpool City: +329 20 to 59, Liverpool City: +1,204 10 to 19, Liverpool City: +263 5 to 9, Liverpool City: +167 0 to 4, Liverpool City: +19
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 Liverpool City compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 5.4% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.4% for Greater Sydney.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Liverpool City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (40.1% compared to 27.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (27.8% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (57.6% compared to 48.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (14.9% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20 to 59 (+1,204 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+329 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+302 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+263 persons)

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