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668 people or 7.5% of the population in Melton South in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Melton South'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. Melton South'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
Melton South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupCity of Melton %Number% of total age groupCity of Melton %2006 to 2011
0 to 491.30.971.11.2+2
5 to 9295.13.1315.62.4-2
10 to 19464.12.8483.92.5-2
20 to 592264.62.51783.52.1+48
60 to 647011.310.7328.79.2+38
65 to 694513.812.73415.510.7+11
70 to 745027.017.12413.013.1+26
75 to 794628.423.64428.726.5+2
80 to 845945.039.06245.735.5-3
85 and over8861.158.37667.953.4+12

Need for assistance with core activities
Melton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance6687.54.15366.23.4+132
Total persons not needing assistance
7,53984.589.97,51787.090.3+22
Not stated
7158.06.05896.86.2+126

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, 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% 85 and over, Melton South: 61.1% 80 to 84, Melton South: 45.0% 75 to 79, Melton South: 28.4% 70 to 74, Melton South: 27.0% 65 to 69, Melton South: 13.8% 60 to 64, Melton South: 11.3% 20 to 59, Melton South: 4.6% 10 to 19, Melton South: 4.1% 5 to 9, Melton South: 5.1% 0 to 4, Melton South: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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, Melton South: +12 80 to 84, Melton South: -3 75 to 79, Melton South: +2 70 to 74, Melton South: +26 65 to 69, Melton South: +11 60 to 64, Melton South: +38 20 to 59, Melton South: +48 10 to 19, Melton South: -2 5 to 9, Melton South: -2 0 to 4, Melton South: +2
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 the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 7.5% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.1% for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (27.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (45.0% compared to 39.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (28.4% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (61.1% compared to 58.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Melton South between 2006 and 2011.

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