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Need for assistance

4,099 people or 4.3% of the population in the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

The City of Tea Tree Gully'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 Tea Tree Gully'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 Tea Tree Gully - (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 4821.51.3691.21.1+13
5 to 91713.03.31342.22.8+37
10 to 192371.92.62451.82.0-8
20 to 591,0932.12.79741.82.5+119
60 to 643295.26.22344.55.5+95
65 to 692575.47.02055.56.1+52
70 to 742587.79.82207.89.3+38
75 to 7932112.916.530913.615.6+12
80 to 8448726.227.143526.726.1+52
85 and over86452.049.253248.647.8+332

Need for assistance with core activities
City of Tea Tree Gully - 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 assistance4,0994.35.43,3573.54.9+742
Total persons not needing assistance
88,48792.790.289,39493.190.1-907
Not stated
2,8763.04.43,2183.45.0-342

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 Tea Tree Gully: 52.0% 80 to 84, City of Tea Tree Gully: 26.2% 75 to 79, City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.9% 70 to 74, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.7% 65 to 69, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.4% 60 to 64, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.2% 20 to 59, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% 10 to 19, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.9% 5 to 9, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.0% 0 to 4, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5%
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 Tea Tree Gully: +332 80 to 84, City of Tea Tree Gully: +52 75 to 79, City of Tea Tree Gully: +12 70 to 74, City of Tea Tree Gully: +38 65 to 69, City of Tea Tree Gully: +52 60 to 64, City of Tea Tree Gully: +95 20 to 59, City of Tea Tree Gully: +119 10 to 19, City of Tea Tree Gully: -8 5 to 9, City of Tea Tree Gully: +37 0 to 4, City of Tea Tree Gully: +13
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 Tea Tree Gully compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.3% 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 Tea Tree Gully and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (52.0% compared to 49.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (12.9% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (7.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.4% 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 Tea Tree Gully were in the age groups:

  • 85 and over (+332 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+119 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+95 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+52 persons)

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