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Need for assistance

8,320 people or 5.2% of the population in the City of Onkaparinga in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The City of Onkaparinga'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 Onkaparinga'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 Onkaparinga - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Adelaide %Number% of total age groupGreater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
0 to 41631.61.31161.31.1+47
5 to 94204.23.33263.22.8+94
10 to 196963.22.65452.52.0+151
20 to 592,5052.92.72,1602.62.5+345
60 to 647106.86.24085.45.5+302
65 to 695217.27.03246.06.1+197
70 to 744709.29.83729.09.3+98
75 to 7958915.616.557315.215.6+16
80 to 8479025.427.173126.926.1+59
85 and over1,45651.849.21,08251.747.8+374

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Onkaparinga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance8,3205.25.46,6374.44.9+1,683
Total persons not needing assistance
145,27691.090.2137,09591.690.1+8,181
Not stated
5,9803.74.46,0024.05.0-22

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, Greater Adelaide: 49.2% 80 to 84, Greater Adelaide: 27.1% 75 to 79, Greater Adelaide: 16.5% 70 to 74, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% 65 to 69, Greater Adelaide: 7.0% 60 to 64, Greater Adelaide: 6.2% 20 to 59, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% 10 to 19, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% 5 to 9, Greater Adelaide: 3.3% 0 to 4, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% 85 and over, City of Onkaparinga: 51.8% 80 to 84, City of Onkaparinga: 25.4% 75 to 79, City of Onkaparinga: 15.6% 70 to 74, City of Onkaparinga: 9.2% 65 to 69, City of Onkaparinga: 7.2% 60 to 64, City of Onkaparinga: 6.8% 20 to 59, City of Onkaparinga: 2.9% 10 to 19, City of Onkaparinga: 3.2% 5 to 9, City of Onkaparinga: 4.2% 0 to 4, City of Onkaparinga: 1.6%
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, City of Onkaparinga: +374 80 to 84, City of Onkaparinga: +59 75 to 79, City of Onkaparinga: +16 70 to 74, City of Onkaparinga: +98 65 to 69, City of Onkaparinga: +197 60 to 64, City of Onkaparinga: +302 20 to 59, City of Onkaparinga: +345 10 to 19, City of Onkaparinga: +151 5 to 9, City of Onkaparinga: +94 0 to 4, City of Onkaparinga: +47
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 the City of Onkaparinga compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 5.2% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.4% for Greater Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (51.8% compared to 49.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (25.4% compared to 27.1%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Onkaparinga were in the age groups:

  • 85 and over (+374 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+345 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+302 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+197 persons)

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