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9,536 people or 6.4% of the population in Wyong Shire in 2011, reported needing help in their day-to-day lives due to disability.

Wyong 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. Wyong 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
Wyong 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 41541.50.91081.20.8+46
5 to 93373.42.32792.81.7+58
10 to 196593.21.94272.11.4+232
20 to 592,4963.52.02,0183.01.7+478
60 to 647808.86.25387.35.2+242
65 to 696818.67.75057.46.7+176
70 to 7473010.911.45018.310.3+229
75 to 7979715.018.182614.616.0-29
80 to 841,07124.527.71,10227.427.1-31
85 and over1,83147.848.41,40545.846.6+426

Need for assistance with core activities
Wyong 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 assistance9,5366.44.47,7095.53.8+1,827
Total persons not needing assistance
132,86488.789.7124,76289.288.9+8,102
Not stated
7,3454.96.07,3295.27.4+16

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, Wyong Shire: 47.8% 80 to 84, Wyong Shire: 24.5% 75 to 79, Wyong Shire: 15.0% 70 to 74, Wyong Shire: 10.9% 65 to 69, Wyong Shire: 8.6% 60 to 64, Wyong Shire: 8.8% 20 to 59, Wyong Shire: 3.5% 10 to 19, Wyong Shire: 3.2% 5 to 9, Wyong Shire: 3.4% 0 to 4, Wyong Shire: 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, Wyong Shire: +426 80 to 84, Wyong Shire: -31 75 to 79, Wyong Shire: -29 70 to 74, Wyong Shire: +229 65 to 69, Wyong Shire: +176 60 to 64, Wyong Shire: +242 20 to 59, Wyong Shire: +478 10 to 19, Wyong Shire: +232 5 to 9, Wyong Shire: +58 0 to 4, Wyong Shire: +46
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 Wyong Shire compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people who reported needing assistance with core activities.

Overall, 6.4% 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 Wyong Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (8.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 59 (3.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (24.5% compared to 27.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (15.0% compared to 18.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 20 to 59 (+478 persons)
  • 85 and over (+426 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+242 persons)
  • 10 to 19 (+232 persons)

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