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Morphett Vale

Need for assistance

1,529 people or 6.8% of the population in Morphett Vale in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Morphett Vale'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. Morphett Vale'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
Morphett Vale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupCity of Onkaparinga %Number% of total age groupCity of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
0 to 4181.31.6151.11.3+3
5 to 9544.24.2624.33.2-8
10 to 191365.13.2993.22.5+37
20 to 595404.52.94303.32.6+110
60 to 641197.26.8977.25.4+22
65 to 6913110.47.2748.46.0+57
70 to 749611.79.27411.49.0+22
75 to 7912521.015.611819.515.2+7
80 to 8411424.625.410824.926.9+6
85 and over19651.751.817448.951.7+22

Need for assistance with core activities
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance1,5296.85.21,2515.44.4+278
Total persons not needing assistance
20,09288.991.020,75990.091.6-667
Not stated
9714.33.71,0594.64.0-88

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, 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% 85 and over, Morphett Vale: 51.7% 80 to 84, Morphett Vale: 24.6% 75 to 79, Morphett Vale: 21.0% 70 to 74, Morphett Vale: 11.7% 65 to 69, Morphett Vale: 10.4% 60 to 64, Morphett Vale: 7.2% 20 to 59, Morphett Vale: 4.5% 10 to 19, Morphett Vale: 5.1% 5 to 9, Morphett Vale: 4.2% 0 to 4, Morphett Vale: 1.3%
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, Morphett Vale: +22 80 to 84, Morphett Vale: +6 75 to 79, Morphett Vale: +7 70 to 74, Morphett Vale: +22 65 to 69, Morphett Vale: +57 60 to 64, Morphett Vale: +22 20 to 59, Morphett Vale: +110 10 to 19, Morphett Vale: +37 5 to 9, Morphett Vale: -8 0 to 4, Morphett Vale: +3
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 City of Onkaparinga compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 6.8% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.2% for the City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (21.0% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (10.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (11.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 19 (5.1% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in Morphett Vale were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+110 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+57 persons)

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