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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?

1,404 people or 3.7% of the population in the Shire of Mundaring in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The Shire of Mundaring'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 Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Perth %Number% of total age groupGreater Perth %2011 to 2016
0 to 4221.21.0191.00.9+3
5 to 9482.12.6371.62.2+11
10 to 191222.52.4911.71.7+31
20 to 593681.81.83201.61.6+48
60 to 64893.64.8873.54.7+2
65 to 691024.36.1885.05.8+14
70 to 741197.28.7736.28.5+46
75 to 7912812.114.19811.914.1+30
80 to 8414021.023.713222.824.4+8
85 and over23141.741.621946.945.3+12

Need for assistance with core activities
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Total persons needing assistance1,4043.73.91,1643.23.6+240
Total persons not needing assistance32,68085.689.132,05887.890.4+622
Not stated4,07310.77.03,3089.16.1+765

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 Perth: 41.6% 80 to 84, Greater Perth: 23.7% 75 to 79, Greater Perth: 14.1% 70 to 74, Greater Perth: 8.7% 65 to 69, Greater Perth: 6.1% 60 to 64, Greater Perth: 4.8% 20 to 59, Greater Perth: 1.8% 10 to 19, Greater Perth: 2.4% 5 to 9, Greater Perth: 2.6% 0 to 4, Greater Perth: 1.0% 85 and over, Shire of Mundaring: 41.7% 80 to 84, Shire of Mundaring: 21.0% 75 to 79, Shire of Mundaring: 12.1% 70 to 74, Shire of Mundaring: 7.2% 65 to 69, Shire of Mundaring: 4.3% 60 to 64, Shire of Mundaring: 3.6% 20 to 59, Shire of Mundaring: 1.8% 10 to 19, Shire of Mundaring: 2.5% 5 to 9, Shire of Mundaring: 2.1% 0 to 4, Shire of Mundaring: 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, Shire of Mundaring: +12 80 to 84, Shire of Mundaring: +8 75 to 79, Shire of Mundaring: +30 70 to 74, Shire of Mundaring: +46 65 to 69, Shire of Mundaring: +14 60 to 64, Shire of Mundaring: +2 20 to 59, Shire of Mundaring: +48 10 to 19, Shire of Mundaring: +31 5 to 9, Shire of Mundaring: +11 0 to 4, Shire of Mundaring: +3
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 Shire of Mundaring compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 3.7% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 3.9% for Greater Perth.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (21.0% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (12.1% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.2% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in the Shire of Mundaring between 2011 and 2016.

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