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Parkes Shire

Need for assistance

907 people or 6.2% of the population in Parkes Shire in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Parkes 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. Parkes 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
Parkes Shire - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupRegional NSW %Number% of total age groupRegional NSW %2006 to 2011
0 to 4151.41.1101.01.0+5
5 to 9312.93.0383.32.2-7
10 to 19663.02.6432.02.0+23
20 to 592223.23.21962.82.9+26
60 to 64637.77.3425.76.4+21
65 to 69649.37.7436.46.3+21
70 to 746610.49.6407.28.9+26
75 to 797013.714.86712.914.8+3
80 to 8411325.924.79828.226.7+15
85 and over19753.548.313343.649.4+64

Need for assistance with core activities
Parkes Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Total persons needing assistance9076.25.87105.05.1+197
Total persons not needing assistance12,71887.289.013,00491.089.6-286
Not stated9666.65.25694.05.3+397

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, Regional NSW: 48.3% 80 to 84, Regional NSW: 24.7% 75 to 79, Regional NSW: 14.8% 70 to 74, Regional NSW: 9.6% 65 to 69, Regional NSW: 7.7% 60 to 64, Regional NSW: 7.3% 20 to 59, Regional NSW: 3.2% 10 to 19, Regional NSW: 2.6% 5 to 9, Regional NSW: 3.0% 0 to 4, Regional NSW: 1.1% 85 and over, Parkes Shire: 53.5% 80 to 84, Parkes Shire: 25.9% 75 to 79, Parkes Shire: 13.7% 70 to 74, Parkes Shire: 10.4% 65 to 69, Parkes Shire: 9.3% 60 to 64, Parkes Shire: 7.7% 20 to 59, Parkes Shire: 3.2% 10 to 19, Parkes Shire: 3.0% 5 to 9, Parkes Shire: 2.9% 0 to 4, Parkes Shire: 1.4%
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, Parkes Shire: +64 80 to 84, Parkes Shire: +15 75 to 79, Parkes Shire: +3 70 to 74, Parkes Shire: +26 65 to 69, Parkes Shire: +21 60 to 64, Parkes Shire: +21 20 to 59, Parkes Shire: +26 10 to 19, Parkes Shire: +23 5 to 9, Parkes Shire: -7 0 to 4, Parkes Shire: +5
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 Parkes Shire compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 6.2% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.8% for Regional NSW.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Parkes Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (53.5% compared to 48.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (9.3% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (25.9% compared to 24.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (13.7% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The major difference in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in Parkes Shire was in the age group:

  • 85 and over (+64 persons)

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