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Wollondilly Shire

Need for assistance

1,623 people or 3.8% of the population in Wollondilly Shire in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Wollondilly Shire'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. Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire - 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 4391.20.9301.00.8+9
5 to 91023.02.3862.61.7+16
10 to 191632.41.91091.61.4+54
20 to 594492.02.03431.61.7+106
60 to 641335.46.2925.35.2+41
65 to 691257.47.7776.46.7+48
70 to 7411810.211.4869.810.3+32
75 to 7913616.618.110115.316.0+35
80 to 8413023.827.713127.327.1-1
85 and over22849.048.416245.146.6+66

Need for assistance with core activities
Wollondilly Shire - 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 assistance1,6233.84.41,2173.03.8+406
Total persons not needing assistance
39,75291.989.737,15892.188.9+2,594
Not stated
1,8854.46.01,9694.97.4-84

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, Wollondilly Shire: 49.0% 80 to 84, Wollondilly Shire: 23.8% 75 to 79, Wollondilly Shire: 16.6% 70 to 74, Wollondilly Shire: 10.2% 65 to 69, Wollondilly Shire: 7.4% 60 to 64, Wollondilly Shire: 5.4% 20 to 59, Wollondilly Shire: 2.0% 10 to 19, Wollondilly Shire: 2.4% 5 to 9, Wollondilly Shire: 3.0% 0 to 4, Wollondilly Shire: 1.2%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +66 80 to 84, Wollondilly Shire: -1 75 to 79, Wollondilly Shire: +35 70 to 74, Wollondilly Shire: +32 65 to 69, Wollondilly Shire: +48 60 to 64, Wollondilly Shire: +41 20 to 59, Wollondilly Shire: +106 10 to 19, Wollondilly Shire: +54 5 to 9, Wollondilly Shire: +16 0 to 4, Wollondilly Shire: +9
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 Wollondilly Shire compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 3.8% 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 Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (23.8% compared to 27.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (16.6% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (10.2% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The major differences in the age groups reporting a need for assistance between 2006 and 2011 in Wollondilly Shire were in the age groups:

  • 20 to 59 (+106 persons)
  • 85 and over (+66 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+54 persons)

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