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6,514 people or 4.7% of the population in Redland City in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Redland City'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. Redland City'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
Redland City - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Brisbane %Number% of total age groupGreater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
0 to 41191.41.0931.20.9+26
5 to 92412.62.61862.12.2+55
10 to 194672.32.43821.91.9+85
20 to 591,6802.32.21,4122.12.0+268
60 to 645716.56.23495.35.6+222
65 to 694607.17.62725.66.5+188
70 to 744309.310.53469.39.0+84
75 to 7951115.016.148214.415.2+29
80 to 8470424.726.772428.126.7-20
85 and over1,33149.047.798847.945.9+343

Need for assistance with core activities
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance6,5144.74.25,2344.13.8+1,280
Total persons not needing assistance
126,83391.590.5116,57791.390.1+10,256
Not stated
5,3193.85.35,8184.66.1-499

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 Brisbane: 47.7% 80 to 84, Greater Brisbane: 26.7% 75 to 79, Greater Brisbane: 16.1% 70 to 74, Greater Brisbane: 10.5% 65 to 69, Greater Brisbane: 7.6% 60 to 64, Greater Brisbane: 6.2% 20 to 59, Greater Brisbane: 2.2% 10 to 19, Greater Brisbane: 2.4% 5 to 9, Greater Brisbane: 2.6% 0 to 4, Greater Brisbane: 1.0% 85 and over, Redland City: 49.0% 80 to 84, Redland City: 24.7% 75 to 79, Redland City: 15.0% 70 to 74, Redland City: 9.3% 65 to 69, Redland City: 7.1% 60 to 64, Redland City: 6.5% 20 to 59, Redland City: 2.3% 10 to 19, Redland City: 2.3% 5 to 9, Redland City: 2.6% 0 to 4, Redland City: 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, Redland City: +343 80 to 84, Redland City: -20 75 to 79, Redland City: +29 70 to 74, Redland City: +84 65 to 69, Redland City: +188 60 to 64, Redland City: +222 20 to 59, Redland City: +268 10 to 19, Redland City: +85 5 to 9, Redland City: +55 0 to 4, Redland City: +26
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 Redland City compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.7% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.2% for Greater Brisbane.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (49.0% compared to 47.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (24.7% compared to 26.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (9.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (15.0% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 85 and over (+343 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+268 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+222 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+188 persons)

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