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Limestone Coast region

Need for assistance

3,069 people or 4.9% of the population in the Limestone Coast region in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The Limestone Coast region'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 Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupRegional SA %Number% of total age groupRegional SA %2006 to 2011
0 to 4551.31.1350.90.7+20
5 to 91192.83.0831.92.3+36
10 to 192132.52.71421.62.0+71
20 to 598922.83.37102.12.8+182
60 to 642345.87.31474.86.1+87
65 to 691896.47.41034.15.6+86
70 to 741777.48.91457.38.6+32
75 to 7922312.413.822912.213.5-6
80 to 8433722.523.930223.524.4+35
85 and over63048.447.550548.048.1+125

Need for assistance with core activities
Limestone Coast region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Total persons needing assistance3,0694.95.72,4013.94.8+668
Total persons not needing assistance57,69691.589.156,70991.189.5+987
Not stated2,3113.75.13,1165.05.7-805

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 SA: 47.5% 80 to 84, Regional SA: 23.9% 75 to 79, Regional SA: 13.8% 70 to 74, Regional SA: 8.9% 65 to 69, Regional SA: 7.4% 60 to 64, Regional SA: 7.3% 20 to 59, Regional SA: 3.3% 10 to 19, Regional SA: 2.7% 5 to 9, Regional SA: 3.0% 0 to 4, Regional SA: 1.1% 85 and over, Limestone Coast region: 48.4% 80 to 84, Limestone Coast region: 22.5% 75 to 79, Limestone Coast region: 12.4% 70 to 74, Limestone Coast region: 7.4% 65 to 69, Limestone Coast region: 6.4% 60 to 64, Limestone Coast region: 5.8% 20 to 59, Limestone Coast region: 2.8% 10 to 19, Limestone Coast region: 2.5% 5 to 9, Limestone Coast region: 2.8% 0 to 4, Limestone Coast region: 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, Limestone Coast region: +125 80 to 84, Limestone Coast region: +35 75 to 79, Limestone Coast region: -6 70 to 74, Limestone Coast region: +32 65 to 69, Limestone Coast region: +86 60 to 64, Limestone Coast region: +87 20 to 59, Limestone Coast region: +182 10 to 19, Limestone Coast region: +71 5 to 9, Limestone Coast region: +36 0 to 4, Limestone Coast region: +20
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 Limestone Coast region compared to Regional SA shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.9% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 5.7% for Regional SA.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (5.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (12.4% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (22.5% compared to 23.9%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in the Limestone Coast region were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+182 persons)
  • 85 and over (+125 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+87 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+86 persons)

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