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1,756 people or 3.1% of the population in Melton East in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Melton East'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 East'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 East - (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 4611.00.9360.91.2+25
5 to 91472.83.1461.32.4+101
10 to 191471.82.8581.22.5+89
20 to 595821.82.52941.32.1+288
60 to 6418211.010.77911.69.2+103
65 to 6916316.412.74510.310.7+118
70 to 7412018.817.14916.213.1+71
75 to 7910023.223.68533.726.5+15
80 to 8414447.739.05233.535.5+92
85 and over11058.558.37250.753.4+38

Need for assistance with core activities
Melton East - 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 assistance1,7563.14.18162.23.4+940
Total persons not needing assistance
52,52992.789.934,06892.290.3+18,461
Not stated
2,4024.26.02,0615.66.2+341

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 East: 58.5% 80 to 84, Melton East: 47.7% 75 to 79, Melton East: 23.2% 70 to 74, Melton East: 18.8% 65 to 69, Melton East: 16.4% 60 to 64, Melton East: 11.0% 20 to 59, Melton East: 1.8% 10 to 19, Melton East: 1.8% 5 to 9, Melton East: 2.8% 0 to 4, Melton East: 1.0%
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 East: +38 80 to 84, Melton East: +92 75 to 79, Melton East: +15 70 to 74, Melton East: +71 65 to 69, Melton East: +118 60 to 64, Melton East: +103 20 to 59, Melton East: +288 10 to 19, Melton East: +89 5 to 9, Melton East: +101 0 to 4, Melton East: +25
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 lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 3.1% 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 East and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (47.7% compared to 39.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (16.4% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (18.8% compared to 17.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20 to 59 (+288 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+118 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+103 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+101 persons)

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