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Indicator 44: Daily living support

Indicator 44: Proportion of older persons living on their own who need assistance with activities of daily living and are receiving support by age, sex, and ethnicity
Indicator is fully reported? No. 
Our findings

Data has not been published that reports on this indicator.

Information is available about the proportion of older disabled people who live in one-person households, and the proportion who need assistance with daily living.

The New Zealand Disability Survey 2006 found that:

  • 34% (65,000) of disabled adults aged 65+ lived in one-person households, compared to 24% (64,500) of non-disabled adults of the same age.[1]
  • 7% (4700) of disabled adults aged 65+ who lived in one-person households had high support needs, which means that they needed daily help with a range of everyday tasks.[2]
How entities use the data The reports of disability survey data are intended for anyone with an interest in disability issues.
Entity responsible for this indicator Office of Disability Issues and Statistics New Zealand

[1] Office for Disability Issues and Statistics New Zealand (2009), Disability and Informal Care in New Zealand in 2006: Results from the New Zealand Disability Survey, Appendix table 1, page 42.

[2] Office for Disability Issues and Statistics New Zealand (2009), Disability and Informal Care in New Zealand in 2006: Results from the New Zealand Disability Survey, Appendix table 3, page 45.

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