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Eastern Region Alliance area

Need for assistance

13,879 people or 4.9% of the population in Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Eastern Region Alliance area'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. Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupCity of Tea Tree Gully %Number% of total age groupCity of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
0 to 41831.21.51581.11.2+25
5 to 93532.23.02901.82.2+63
10 to 195751.71.95031.41.8+72
20 to 592,7961.82.12,7991.81.8-3
60 to 647684.45.25954.14.5+173
65 to 697415.55.46165.45.5+125
70 to 748808.27.78558.97.8+25
75 to 791,38516.012.91,39415.513.6-9
80 to 842,09027.626.21,92426.126.7+166
85 and over4,10850.752.03,20747.248.6+901

Need for assistance with core activities
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance13,8794.94.312,3414.43.5+1,538
Total persons not needing assistance
260,08191.492.7255,51791.293.1+4,564
Not stated
10,5403.73.012,2144.43.4-1,674

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, 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% 85 and over, Eastern Region Alliance area: 50.7% 80 to 84, Eastern Region Alliance area: 27.6% 75 to 79, Eastern Region Alliance area: 16.0% 70 to 74, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.2% 65 to 69, Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.5% 60 to 64, Eastern Region Alliance area: 4.4% 20 to 59, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.8% 10 to 19, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.7% 5 to 9, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.2% 0 to 4, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +901 80 to 84, Eastern Region Alliance area: +166 75 to 79, Eastern Region Alliance area: -9 70 to 74, Eastern Region Alliance area: +25 65 to 69, Eastern Region Alliance area: +125 60 to 64, Eastern Region Alliance area: +173 20 to 59, Eastern Region Alliance area: -3 10 to 19, Eastern Region Alliance area: +72 5 to 9, Eastern Region Alliance area: +63 0 to 4, Eastern Region Alliance area: +25
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the need for assistance of people in the City of Tea Tree Gully compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 4.9% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.3% for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Eastern Region Alliance area and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (16.0% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (27.6% compared to 26.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 85 and over (50.7% compared to 52.0%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in Eastern Region Alliance area were in the age groups:

  • 85 and over (+901 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+173 persons)
  • 80 to 84 (+166 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+125 persons)

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