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Mornington Peninsula Shire

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?

8,469 people or 5.5% of the population in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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. Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %Number% of total age groupGreater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 4971.21.1760.91.0+21
5 to 92843.03.02262.52.5+58
10 to 195443.02.73882.12.0+156
20 to 591,9612.82.21,6682.52.0+293
60 to 645014.86.44864.86.1+15
65 to 695685.08.04514.97.8+117
70 to 746677.011.54976.811.6+170
75 to 7981811.418.464111.218.7+177
80 to 8493918.929.792319.728.9+16
85 and over1,80839.047.61,56537.248.4+243

Need for assistance with core activities
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance8,4695.54.96,9214.84.5+1,548
Total persons not needing assistance
136,60488.188.8130,07289.990.3+6,532
Not stated
9,9216.46.37,6175.35.2+2,304

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 Melbourne: 47.6% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 29.7% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 18.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 20 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% 10 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% 85 and over, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 39.0% 80 to 84, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.9% 75 to 79, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.4% 70 to 74, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.0% 65 to 69, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.0% 60 to 64, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.8% 20 to 59, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.8% 10 to 19, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.0% 5 to 9, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.0% 0 to 4, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.2%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +243 80 to 84, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +16 75 to 79, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +177 70 to 74, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +170 65 to 69, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +117 60 to 64, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +15 20 to 59, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +293 10 to 19, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +156 5 to 9, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +58 0 to 4, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +21
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 5.5% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.9% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (18.9% compared to 29.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (39.0% compared to 47.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (11.4% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.0% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2011 and 2016 in Mornington Peninsula Shire were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+293 persons)
  • 85 and over (+243 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+177 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+170 persons)

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