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Need for assistance

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

3,341 people or 5.6% of the population in Tamworth Regional Council in 2016, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Tamworth Regional Council'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. Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupRegional NSW %Number% of total age groupRegional NSW %2011 to 2016
0 to 4461.21.3360.91.1+10
5 to 91493.63.81032.73.0+46
10 to 192543.33.61952.52.6+59
20 to 599623.33.68663.13.2+96
60 to 642316.27.02406.97.3-9
65 to 692978.67.92047.17.7+93
70 to 742328.59.62098.99.6+23
75 to 7927712.914.124814.014.8+29
80 to 8432022.423.133025.024.7-10
85 and over52239.142.157048.048.3-48

Need for assistance with core activities
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance3,3415.66.33,0015.35.8+340
Total persons not needing assistance
51,25385.985.950,27889.389.0+975
Not stated
5,0678.57.83,0155.45.2+2,052

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Need for assistance with core activities, 2016
Need for assistance with core activities, 2016 85 and over, Regional NSW: 42.1% 80 to 84, Regional NSW: 23.1% 75 to 79, Regional NSW: 14.1% 70 to 74, Regional NSW: 9.6% 65 to 69, Regional NSW: 7.9% 60 to 64, Regional NSW: 7.0% 20 to 59, Regional NSW: 3.6% 10 to 19, Regional NSW: 3.6% 5 to 9, Regional NSW: 3.8% 0 to 4, Regional NSW: 1.3% 85 and over, Tamworth Regional Council: 39.1% 80 to 84, Tamworth Regional Council: 22.4% 75 to 79, Tamworth Regional Council: 12.9% 70 to 74, Tamworth Regional Council: 8.5% 65 to 69, Tamworth Regional Council: 8.6% 60 to 64, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.2% 20 to 59, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.3% 10 to 19, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.3% 5 to 9, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.6% 0 to 4, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2011 to 2016
Change in need for assistance with core activities, 2011 to 2016 85 and over, Tamworth Regional Council: -48 80 to 84, Tamworth Regional Council: -10 75 to 79, Tamworth Regional Council: +29 70 to 74, Tamworth Regional Council: +23 65 to 69, Tamworth Regional Council: +93 60 to 64, Tamworth Regional Council: -9 20 to 59, Tamworth Regional Council: +96 10 to 19, Tamworth Regional Council: +59 5 to 9, Tamworth Regional Council: +46 0 to 4, Tamworth Regional Council: +10
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Tamworth Regional Council compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 5.6% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 6.3% for Regional NSW.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (39.1% compared to 42.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (12.9% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (8.5% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2011 and 2016 in Tamworth Regional Council were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+96 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+93 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+59 persons)

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