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Need for assistance

4,488 people or 4.1% of the population in the City of Melton in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The City of Melton'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 Melton'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 Melton - (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 4890.91.0861.20.8+3
5 to 92793.12.51552.42.0+124
10 to 194252.82.02952.51.5+130
20 to 591,5772.52.09682.11.8+609
60 to 6448810.76.12189.25.6+270
65 to 6934512.77.815710.76.9+188
70 to 7429717.111.614313.110.7+154
75 to 7928623.618.722626.516.9+60
80 to 8432239.028.922035.527.9+102
85 and over38058.348.424153.446.9+139

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Melton - 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 assistance4,4884.14.52,7093.44.0+1,779
Total persons not needing assistance
98,24189.990.371,29690.389.7+26,945
Not stated
6,5296.05.24,9076.26.3+1,622

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 Melton: 58.3% 80 to 84, City of Melton: 39.0% 75 to 79, City of Melton: 23.6% 70 to 74, City of Melton: 17.1% 65 to 69, City of Melton: 12.7% 60 to 64, City of Melton: 10.7% 20 to 59, City of Melton: 2.5% 10 to 19, City of Melton: 2.8% 5 to 9, City of Melton: 3.1% 0 to 4, City of Melton: 0.9%
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 Melton: +139 80 to 84, City of Melton: +102 75 to 79, City of Melton: +60 70 to 74, City of Melton: +154 65 to 69, City of Melton: +188 60 to 64, City of Melton: +270 20 to 59, City of Melton: +609 10 to 19, City of Melton: +130 5 to 9, City of Melton: +124 0 to 4, City of Melton: +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 the City of Melton compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.1% 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 Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (39.0% compared to 28.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (58.3% compared to 48.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (17.1% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (23.6% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20 to 59 (+609 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+270 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+188 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+154 persons)

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