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Need for assistance

5,257 people or 6.6% of the population in the City of Playford in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The City of Playford'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 Playford'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 Playford - (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 41402.11.31042.01.1+36
5 to 93405.93.32504.52.8+90
10 to 195374.52.63443.12.0+193
20 to 591,8864.52.71,4824.02.5+404
60 to 6437210.86.22488.85.5+124
65 to 6930711.67.02068.16.1+101
70 to 7433614.39.823910.49.3+97
75 to 7936319.016.532017.015.6+43
80 to 8447933.327.132128.426.1+158
85 and over49751.649.237750.247.8+120

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Playford - 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 assistance5,2576.65.43,8915.64.9+1,366
Total persons not needing assistance
69,51287.990.261,65488.190.1+7,858
Not stated
4,3485.54.44,4676.45.0-119

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 Playford: 51.6% 80 to 84, City of Playford: 33.3% 75 to 79, City of Playford: 19.0% 70 to 74, City of Playford: 14.3% 65 to 69, City of Playford: 11.6% 60 to 64, City of Playford: 10.8% 20 to 59, City of Playford: 4.5% 10 to 19, City of Playford: 4.5% 5 to 9, City of Playford: 5.9% 0 to 4, City of Playford: 2.1%
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, City of Playford: +120 80 to 84, City of Playford: +158 75 to 79, City of Playford: +43 70 to 74, City of Playford: +97 65 to 69, City of Playford: +101 60 to 64, City of Playford: +124 20 to 59, City of Playford: +404 10 to 19, City of Playford: +193 5 to 9, City of Playford: +90 0 to 4, City of Playford: +36
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 Playford compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 6.6% 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 Playford and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (33.3% compared to 27.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (14.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (10.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (11.6% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20 to 59 (+404 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+193 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+158 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+124 persons)

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