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Warringah Council area

Need for assistance

5,165 people or 3.7% of the population in Warringah Council area in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Warringah Council 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. Warringah Council 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
Warringah Council area - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %Number% of total age groupGreater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 4670.70.9500.50.8+17
5 to 91551.62.31101.31.7+45
10 to 191981.21.91641.11.4+34
20 to 599681.32.08721.21.7+96
60 to 642233.26.21852.85.2+38
65 to 692444.17.71883.66.7+56
70 to 743316.911.42425.810.3+89
75 to 7946812.518.144010.916.0+28
80 to 8474021.927.776121.527.1-21
85 and over1,77145.748.41,26138.746.6+510

Need for assistance with core activities
Warringah Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance needed by age group (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal persons needing assistance5,1653.74.44,2733.23.8+892
Total persons not needing assistance
129,83092.289.7122,40491.588.9+7,426
Not stated
5,7474.16.07,1625.47.4-1,415

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 Sydney: 48.4% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 27.7% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 18.1% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 11.4% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 7.7% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 6.2% 20 to 59, Greater Sydney: 2.0% 10 to 19, Greater Sydney: 1.9% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 2.3% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 0.9% 85 and over, Warringah Council area: 45.7% 80 to 84, Warringah Council area: 21.9% 75 to 79, Warringah Council area: 12.5% 70 to 74, Warringah Council area: 6.9% 65 to 69, Warringah Council area: 4.1% 60 to 64, Warringah Council area: 3.2% 20 to 59, Warringah Council area: 1.3% 10 to 19, Warringah Council area: 1.2% 5 to 9, Warringah Council area: 1.6% 0 to 4, Warringah Council area: 0.7%
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, Warringah Council area: +510 80 to 84, Warringah Council area: -21 75 to 79, Warringah Council area: +28 70 to 74, Warringah Council area: +89 65 to 69, Warringah Council area: +56 60 to 64, Warringah Council area: +38 20 to 59, Warringah Council area: +96 10 to 19, Warringah Council area: +34 5 to 9, Warringah Council area: +45 0 to 4, Warringah Council area: +17
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 Warringah Council area compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 3.7% of the population reported needing assistance with core activities, compared with 4.4% for Greater Sydney.

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance in Warringah Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (21.9% compared to 27.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (12.5% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (4.1% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in Warringah Council area were in the age groups:

  • 85 and over (+510 persons)
  • 20 to 59 (+96 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+89 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+56 persons)

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