4431.0.55.004 - Sources of Data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with Disability, 2012-2016  
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CENSUS CORE ACTIVITY NEED FOR ASSISTANCE TOPIC

The following images are from the 2016 Census standard household form and show how questions for the ‘Standard Indigenous Question’ (SIQ) and ‘Core Activity Need for Assistance’ topic appeared on the Census paper form.

On the paper form, the SIQ appears on page 2.

Questions 20, 21 and 22 of the ‘Core Activity Need for Assistance’ topic are at the bottom of page 8, and question 23 is at the top of page 10.

An example of the Standard Indigenous Question as seen on the 2016 Census Household Form

An example of the Needs Assistance questions 20 to 22, as seen on the 2016 Census Household Form

An example of the Needs Assistance question 23 as seen on the 2016 Census Household Form

Data output categories for the ‘Core Activity Need for Assistance’ topic are derived from the relevant Census questions in the following way:

1. Has need for assistance with core activities if:

      The answers to Q20, Q21 or Q22 are ‘Yes, always’ or ‘Yes, sometimes’ AND

      The reason is because of a ‘Long term health condition’, ‘Disability’ or ‘Old or young age’ (where the person is over 40 years).

2. Does not have need for assistance with core activities if:
      The answers to Q20, Q21 and Q22 are ‘No’ OR

      Q20, Q21 and Q22 are ‘Yes, always’, ‘Yes, sometimes’ and Q23 has been answered but the answer does not include ‘Long term health condition’ or ‘Disability’ OR

      Q20, Q21 and Q22 are ‘Yes, always’, ‘Yes, sometimes’ and the reason given is ‘Old or young age’ where the person is younger than 40 years.

&. Not Stated if:
      At least one of Q20, Q21 and Q22 = not answered AND none of Q20, Q21 and Q22 = {‘Yes, always’, ‘Yes, sometimes’}