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Need for assistance - Introduction

There were 4,490 people with a need for assistance living in the City of Melton 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 Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Males2,17048.343.61,30948.342.9+861
Females2,32051.756.41,40151.757.1+919
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years59813.38.041415.27.3+184
15 - 24 years3337.44.31917.04.0+142
25 - 64 years1,93343.130.51,12641.431.0+807
65 years or more1,62636.257.298736.357.7+639
Total population4,490100.0100.02,718100.0100.0+1,772
Education institute attending--------------
Pre-school461.00.4361.30.4+10
Primary school3467.72.22157.91.9+131
Secondary school1924.31.31063.91.1+86
Tertiary (University and TAFE)611.40.7371.40.7+24
Highest qualification achieved--------------
University2747.05.01155.04.2+159
Other post-school46411.94.925611.14.4+208
No qualification2,54765.432.51,55267.232.2+995
Work--------------
Unemployment rate6717.013.13816.013.2+29
Participation rate39410.17.223810.37.0+156
Household income--------------
$599 or less1,01624.832.3--------
$600 to $19992,02649.444.6--------
$2000 or more62515.213.5--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children1,70941.816.31,06944.815.7+640
Couple without children1,04025.413.758624.514.0+454
One parent family83520.48.842517.88.0+410
Group household1042.51.6853.62.0+19
Lone person household3568.78.92028.59.6+154
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings4,09892.082.22,38389.480.9+1,715
Non-private dwellings3568.017.828310.619.1+73
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned1,38333.925.087336.526.1+510
Mortgage1,59239.011.595339.910.8+639
Renting93823.011.345619.110.6+482
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house3,71590.740.22,16290.739.5+1,553
Medium density3739.18.12219.39.0+152
High density00.01.500.01.40
Internet connection--------------
Broadband connection2,71466.255.581333.929.3+1,901
Car ownership--------------
Access to a motor vehicle3,59787.878.82,06286.174.9+1,535
Unpaid childcare--------------
Provided unpaid child care59415.29.431213.58.5+282

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

Topics available for people with a need for assistance :

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.