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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Need for assistance

117 people or 2.7% of the population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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. Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupMornington Peninsula Shire %Number% of total age groupMornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
0 to 431.30.900.00.9+3
5 to 962.42.562.62.00
10 to 1930.52.161.11.8-3
20 to 59301.52.5221.12.1+8
60 to 64185.24.852.04.3+12
65 to 6900.04.9104.64.6-10
70 to 7462.76.831.56.3+3
75 to 7984.511.22110.911.4-13
80 to 84118.319.755.320.6+6
85 and over3335.437.21121.438.3+22

Need for assistance with core activities
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance1172.74.8892.34.3+28
Total persons not needing assistance
3,86590.189.93,52590.488.4+340
Not stated
3097.25.32877.47.2+22

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 37.2% 80 to 84, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 19.7% 75 to 79, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.2% 70 to 74, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.8% 65 to 69, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.9% 60 to 64, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.8% 20 to 59, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.5% 10 to 19, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.1% 5 to 9, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.5% 0 to 4, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% 85 and over, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 35.4% 80 to 84, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 8.3% 75 to 79, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 4.5% 70 to 74, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.7% 65 to 69, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.0% 60 to 64, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 5.2% 20 to 59, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.5% 10 to 19, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.5% 5 to 9, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.4% 0 to 4, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +22 80 to 84, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +6 75 to 79, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -13 70 to 74, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +3 65 to 69, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -10 60 to 64, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +12 20 to 59, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +8 10 to 19, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -3 5 to 9, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0 0 to 4, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the need for assistance of people in Mornington Peninsula Shire compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 2.7% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.8% for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (8.3% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (4.5% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (0.0% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (2.7% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2006 and 2011.

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