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Need for assistance

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

3,128 people or 4.8% of the population in the City of Mitcham in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The City of Mitcham'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 Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Adelaide %Number% of total age groupGreater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
0 to 4300.91.5371.01.3-7
5 to 91152.94.4752.03.3+40
10 to 191882.33.51321.62.6+56
20 to 596852.13.05781.82.7+107
60 to 641624.36.71373.46.2+25
65 to 691564.27.51223.97.0+34
70 to 741966.610.31536.69.8+43
75 to 7925912.015.81889.816.5+71
80 to 8434321.027.334319.827.10
85 and over85842.546.381341.549.2+45

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance3,1284.85.92,5784.15.4+550
Total persons not needing assistance
58,87890.888.558,39492.890.2+484
Not stated
2,8034.35.51,9283.14.4+875

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 Adelaide: 46.3% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 27.3% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 15.8% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 10.3% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 6.7% 20 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 3.0% 10 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 3.5% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 4.4% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% 85 and over, City of Mitcham: 42.5% 80 to 84, City of Mitcham: 21.0% 75 to 79, City of Mitcham: 12.0% 70 to 74, City of Mitcham: 6.6% 65 to 69, City of Mitcham: 4.2% 60 to 64, City of Mitcham: 4.3% 20 to 59, City of Mitcham: 2.1% 10 to 19, City of Mitcham: 2.3% 5 to 9, City of Mitcham: 2.9% 0 to 4, City of Mitcham: 0.9%
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 Mitcham: +45 80 to 84, City of Mitcham: 0 75 to 79, City of Mitcham: +71 70 to 74, City of Mitcham: +43 65 to 69, City of Mitcham: +34 60 to 64, City of Mitcham: +25 20 to 59, City of Mitcham: +107 10 to 19, City of Mitcham: +56 5 to 9, City of Mitcham: +40 0 to 4, City of Mitcham: -7
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 Mitcham compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.8% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.9% for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (21.0% compared to 27.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (12.0% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (42.5% compared to 46.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.6% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20 to 59 (+107 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+71 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+56 persons)

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