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Need for assistance

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6,614 people or 4.9% of the population in the City of Melton in 2016, 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.

Due to changes in ABS rules concerning perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual age groups with a need for assistance in 2016 may not add up to the table total. The table total is independently calculated and will be closer to the true population requiring assistance. Due to ABS adjustments of small numbers, no reliability can be placed on small data cells in 2016. For more information please see the data notes on Data Confidentiality.

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 - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 41511.31.1890.91.0+62
5 to 94413.73.02793.12.5+162
10 to 196843.62.74252.82.0+259
20 to 592,2653.02.21,5772.52.0+688
60 to 645799.76.448810.76.1+91
65 to 6963213.38.034512.77.8+287
70 to 7451517.711.529717.111.6+218
75 to 7944125.118.428623.618.7+155
80 to 8437834.729.732239.028.9+56
85 and over51657.849.038058.348.4+136

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance6,6144.94.94,4884.14.5+2,126
Total persons not needing assistance
119,07487.988.898,24189.990.3+20,833
Not stated
9,7507.26.36,5296.05.2+3,221

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Need for assistance with core activities, 2016
Need for assistance with core activities, 2016 85 and over, Greater Melbourne: 49.0% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 29.7% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 18.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 20 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% 10 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% 85 and over, City of Melton: 57.8% 80 to 84, City of Melton: 34.7% 75 to 79, City of Melton: 25.1% 70 to 74, City of Melton: 17.7% 65 to 69, City of Melton: 13.3% 60 to 64, City of Melton: 9.7% 20 to 59, City of Melton: 3.0% 10 to 19, City of Melton: 3.6% 5 to 9, City of Melton: 3.7% 0 to 4, City of Melton: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2011 to 2016
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, City of Melton: +136 80 to 84, City of Melton: +56 75 to 79, City of Melton: +155 70 to 74, City of Melton: +218 65 to 69, City of Melton: +287 60 to 64, City of Melton: +91 20 to 59, City of Melton: +688 10 to 19, City of Melton: +259 5 to 9, City of Melton: +162 0 to 4, City of Melton: +62
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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, 4.9% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.9% 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 85 and over (57.8% compared to 49.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (25.1% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (17.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (13.3% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Melton were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+688 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+287 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+259 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+218 persons)

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