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NEDA Datacube 2016

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Below are summary data from various data sources for national figures.

Disability Figures in Australia

2011 Census: All Persons

Table 1: Census all persons

Age grouping

Has need for assistance with core activities

Col %

Row %

Total

65+

537,281

53.8%

17.8%

  3,012,282

Under 65

461,318

46.2%

2.5%

18,495,437

All Persons

               998,599

 

4.6%

  21,507,719

The majority of persons with a need for assistance are over 65 (53.8%). This figure also represents 17.8% of the total persons aged 65+.

Those under 65 represent 46.2% of those who have a need for assistance and 2.5% of the total persons under 65.

 

2011 Census: Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE)

Has need for assistance with core activities

LBOTE

Speaks English only

Total (Need)

 

Persons

Col %

% Total (Need)

% All Persons

Persons           

Col %

% Total (Need)

% All Persons

 

65+

137,274

62.7%

26.2%

27.5%

386,450

50.7%

73.8%

16.5%

523,724

Under 65

81,717

37.3%

17.9%

2.4%

375,308

49.3%

82.1%

2.6%

457,025

Total

218,991

100.0%

22.3%

5.6%

761,758

100.0%

77.7%

4.6%

980,749

Those 65 and older from LBOTE backgrounds stating they had a need for assistance, this figure was 27.5% of the total LBOTE population for those 65+. They represented 62.7% of those who have a need for assistance from a LOTE background. They also represented 26.2% of those who have a need for assistance.

Those under 65 from LBOTE backgrounds stating they had a need for assistance, this figure was 2.4% of the total LBOTE population for those under 65. They represented 37.35% of those who have a need for assistance from a LOTE background. They also represented 17.9% of those who have a need for assistance.

Those 65 and older from ESB (English Speaking Background) backgrounds stating they had a need for assistance, this figure was 16.5% of the total ESB population for those 65+. They represented 50.7% of those who have a need for assistance from a LOTE background. They also represented 73.8 % of those who have a need for assistance.

Those under 65 from ESB backgrounds stating they had a need for assistance, this figure was 2.6% of the total ESB population for those under 65. They represented 49.3% of those who have a need for assistance from an ESB background. They also represented 82.1% of those who have a need for assistance.

 

 

2011 Census: Birth Place: Countries Other Than Main English Speaking Countries (NESC) under 65

 

NESC

Australia

MESC

 

Has need for assistance with core activities

76,576

2.0%

16.6%

355,445

2.7%

77.1%

29,293

1.9%

6.3%

461,314

Does not have need for assistance with core activities

2,851,993

76.2%

16.8%

12,673,050

95.8%

74.6%

1,470,202

97.0%

8.7%

16,995,245

Not stated

816,075

21.8%

78.6%

206,230

1.6%

9.9%

     16,573

1.1%

1.6%

1,038,878

Total

3,744,644

 

20.2%

13,234,725

 

71.6%

1,516,068

 

8.2%

18,495,437

Those under 65 from NESC backgrounds stating they had a need for assistance, this figure was 2.0% of the total NESC population for those under 65. They also represented 16.6% of those who have a need for assistance.

Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset, 2011 (Persons under 65)

Visa Type

Need for Assistance

Estimated Persons

% Total

% Need

Skilled

Has need for assistance with core activities

2,931

0.41%

22.3%

Does not have need for assistance with core activities

702,376

98.32%

58.2%

Not stated

9,075

1.27%

38.6%

Total

714,381

57.4%

Family

Has need for assistance with core activities

4,137

1.05%

31.5%

Does not have need for assistance with core activities

382,641

97.02%

31.7%

Not stated

7,611

1.93%

32.4%

Total

394,389

31.7%

Humanitarian

Has need for assistance with core activities

6,066

4.50%

46.2%

Does not have need for assistance with core activities

121,899

90.45%

10.1%

Not stated

6,810

5.05%

29.0%

Total

134,775

10.8%

Total

Has need for assistance with core activities

13,133

1.06%

Does not have need for assistance with core activities

1,206,916

97.05%

Not stated

23,496

1.89%

Total

1,243,544

The Australian Census and Migrant Integrated Dataset 2011 is an attempt by ABS to integrate census data with and administrative dataset. At best they are estimates only.

What the table shows is that those who enter on a Humanitarian Visa will have a higher chance of having a need for assistance that other Visa classes. Those on Humanitarian Visas only 10.8% of all visa, yet are 42.6% of those who need assistance. It is estimated that only 1.06% of all visa holders have a need for assistance.