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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Need for assistance

127,755 people or 4.3% of the population in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 42,6421.10.92,0551.00.8+587
5 to 96,5733.02.35,0302.41.7+1,543
10 to 1910,7702.51.97,8721.91.4+2,897
20 to 5940,4572.52.033,6202.31.7+6,837
60 to 6411,1437.96.27,7127.25.2+3,430
65 to 699,6239.87.76,3548.06.7+3,269
70 to 749,40313.211.47,06611.610.3+2,337
75 to 7910,21320.118.19,09419.116.0+1,119
80 to 8411,74932.327.710,21332.627.1+1,535
85 and over15,18252.748.411,71252.346.6+3,470

Need for assistance with core activities
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total persons needing assistance127,7554.34.4100,7323.83.8+27,023
Total persons not needing assistance2,663,10590.289.72,388,25990.088.9+274,845
Not stated161,6445.56.0165,6706.27.4-4,026

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, Greater Sydney: 48.4% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 27.7% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 18.1% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 11.4% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 7.7% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 6.2% 20 to 59, Greater Sydney: 2.0% 10 to 19, Greater Sydney: 1.9% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 2.3% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 0.9% 85 and over, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 52.7% 80 to 84, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 32.3% 75 to 79, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 20.1% 70 to 74, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 13.2% 65 to 69, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.8% 60 to 64, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 7.9% 20 to 59, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.5% 10 to 19, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.5% 5 to 9, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.0% 0 to 4, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.1%
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 and over, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +3,470 80 to 84, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +1,535 75 to 79, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +1,119 70 to 74, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +2,337 65 to 69, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +3,269 60 to 64, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +3,430 20 to 59, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +6,837 10 to 19, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +2,897 5 to 9, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +1,543 0 to 4, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +587
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 in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.3% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.4% for Greater Sydney.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (32.3% compared to 27.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (52.7% compared to 48.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (9.8% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (20.1% compared to 18.1%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+6,837 persons)
  • 85 and over (+3,470 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+3,430 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+3,269 persons)

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