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Overseas born - Assistance & disability

In 2011, 1,737 overseas born people in the City of Melton, 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 overseas born 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.

Differences in this topic between overseas-born and total population may be related to age, cultural or other factors.

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).

People born overseas

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Melton - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater MelbourneNumber% of total age groupGreater Melbourne2006 to 2011
0-4 years00.00.100.00.10
5-9 years80.50.4101.00.4-2
10-19 years271.60.830.30.9+24
20-59 years54831.519.433134.521.9+217
60-64 years27415.88.811812.38.3+156
65-69 years21112.18.810410.88.9+107
70-74 years18110.411.5838.712.0+98
75-79 years1589.114.711311.815.0+45
80-84 years1709.816.29610.015.9+74
85 years and over1609.219.310110.516.5+59

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
City of Melton - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total persons not needing assistance1,7385.76.49585.05.9+780
Total persons needing assistance27,86891.892.017,83192.892.3+10,037
Not stated7612.51.64332.31.8+328

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 years and over, Greater Melbourne: 19.3% 80-84 years, Greater Melbourne: 16.2% 75-79 years, Greater Melbourne: 14.7% 70-74 years, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% 65-69 years, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% 60-64 years, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% 20-59 years, Greater Melbourne: 19.4% 10-19 years, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% 5-9 years, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% 0-4 years, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% 85 years and over, City of Melton: 9.2% 80-84 years, City of Melton: 9.8% 75-79 years, City of Melton: 9.1% 70-74 years, City of Melton: 10.4% 65-69 years, City of Melton: 12.1% 60-64 years, City of Melton: 15.8% 20-59 years, City of Melton: 31.5% 10-19 years, City of Melton: 1.6% 5-9 years, City of Melton: 0.5% 0-4 years, City of Melton: 0.0%
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 years and over, City of Melton: +59 80-84 years, City of Melton: +74 75-79 years, City of Melton: +45 70-74 years, City of Melton: +98 65-69 years, City of Melton: +107 60-64 years, City of Melton: +156 20-59 years, City of Melton: +217 10-19 years, City of Melton: +24 5-9 years, City of Melton: -2 0-4 years, City of Melton: 0
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 born overseas 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, 5.7% of the overseas born population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 6.4% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in the age groups of the overseas born population reporting a need for assistance in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20-59 years (31.5% compared to 19.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60-64 years (15.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 years and over (9.2% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80-84 years (9.8% compared to 16.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20-59 years (+217 persons)
  • 60-64 years (+156 persons)
  • 65-69 years (+107 persons)
  • 70-74 years (+98 persons)