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Overseas born - Assistance & disability

In 2011, 432 overseas born people in Rockhampton, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Rockhampton'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. Rockhampton's overseas born 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.

Differences in this topic between overseas-born and total population may be related to age, cultural or other factors.

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).

People born overseas

Need for assistance with core activities
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupBrisbane SDNumber% of total age groupBrisbane SD2006 to 2011
0-4 years00.00.200.00.20
5-9 years61.40.800.00.7+6
10-19 years51.22.061.71.3-1
20-59 years11526.622.910429.425.0+11
60-64 years409.39.34312.17.7-3
65-69 years5312.38.4277.67.1+26
70-74 years5011.69.7318.89.4+19
75-79 years5011.611.53810.712.7+12
80-84 years4911.314.04011.316.2+9
85 years and over6414.821.26518.419.7-1

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
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Total persons not needing assistance4364.34.03714.94.1+65
Total persons needing assistance9,47493.994.67,05993.494.3+2,415
Not stated1821.81.51281.71.6+54

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 years and over, Brisbane SD: 21.2% 80-84 years, Brisbane SD: 14.0% 75-79 years, Brisbane SD: 11.5% 70-74 years, Brisbane SD: 9.7% 65-69 years, Brisbane SD: 8.4% 60-64 years, Brisbane SD: 9.3% 20-59 years, Brisbane SD: 22.9% 10-19 years, Brisbane SD: 2.0% 5-9 years, Brisbane SD: 0.8% 0-4 years, Brisbane SD: 0.2% 85 years and over, Rockhampton: 14.8% 80-84 years, Rockhampton: 11.3% 75-79 years, Rockhampton: 11.6% 70-74 years, Rockhampton: 11.6% 65-69 years, Rockhampton: 12.3% 60-64 years, Rockhampton: 9.3% 20-59 years, Rockhampton: 26.6% 10-19 years, Rockhampton: 1.2% 5-9 years, Rockhampton: 1.4% 0-4 years, Rockhampton: 0.0%
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 years and over, Rockhampton: -1 80-84 years, Rockhampton: +9 75-79 years, Rockhampton: +12 70-74 years, Rockhampton: +19 65-69 years, Rockhampton: +26 60-64 years, Rockhampton: -3 20-59 years, Rockhampton: +11 10-19 years, Rockhampton: -1 5-9 years, Rockhampton: +6 0-4 years, Rockhampton: 0
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 born overseas in Rockhampton compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a similar proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.3% of the overseas born population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.0% for Brisbane SD.

The major differences in the age groups of the overseas born population reporting a need for assistance in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65-69 years (12.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20-59 years (26.6% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 years and over (14.8% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80-84 years (11.3% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes for Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011.

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