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Health statistics

Health statistics

People needing assistance because of profound or severe disability (self-care, mobility, communication) because of disability, long-term health condition or old age

Years

Upper Kedron

Ferny Grove

Ferny Hills

Arana Hills

Keppera

Total

0-4

7

3

5

12

6

33

5-14

18

15

23

33

35

124

15-19

16

19

8

4

9

56

20-24

6

5

4

0

6

21

25-34

15

14

21

12

20

82

35-44

22

6

9

6

28

71

45-54

20

8

17

12

29

86

55-64

26

17

36

28

43

150

65-74

14

14

23

21

47

119

75-84

0

17

40

28

84

166

85+

0

10

57

10

80

157

 

Persons providing unpaid assistance to a person with a disability by age of person giving assistance

Years

Upper Kedron

Ferny Grove

Ferny Hills

Arana Hills

Keppera

Total

15-19

15

16

16

10

21

78

20-24

6

20

20

28

18

92

25-34

16

41

93

82

84

316

35-44

23

87

140

108

111

469

45-54

18

146

167

122

117

570

55-64

27

140

204

147

118

636

65-74

14

27

27

34

71

173

75-84

0

7

15

8

56

86

85+

0

0

4

4

11

19

Estimated numbers of deaths annually from Australia's leading causes of death

Cause of death Men Women Total
Heart disease 105 103 208
Cerebrovascular diseases 39 68 107
Dementia & Alzheimer's disease 21 48 69
Lung cancer 41 28 69
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 26 21 47
Diabetes 16 18 34
Colorectal cancer 19 18 37
Prostate cancer 26 - 26
Breast cancer - 26 26
Heart failure & complications - 20 20
Unknown primary site cancers 20 16 36
Suicide 13 -

13

Other cancers    

241

Other     330
Estimated total     1263

These figures are estimates calculated from the percentages for leading causes of Australian deaths (07) according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, combined with the ABS 2006 Census population figures for The Grove.They are a rough guide only.

Life expectancy

Australian average life expectancy is 81+ years.

Obesity

There are about 14500 obese adults in The Grove and about 1700 obese children.

For adults aged 55-65 years, approximately 607 men are obese and 615 women.

Chlamydia

Young people in the age range 15-29 years account for 80% of the people in Australia affected by chlamydia. Working from an estimate of the national chlamydia rate, and the number of young people in the 15-29 year age group in The Grove, it is estimated there are about 15 young people in this age group affected by chlamydia each year.

Exercise

Adults over the age of 15 years:

  • Get sufficient exercise   8790 people
  • Don't get sufficient exercise  14966 people

Estimated from national figures in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report, combined with ABS 2006 Census data

Eat 5 vegetables/day

Adults over the age of 15 years:

  • Eat 5 vegetables/day 214 people
  • Don't eat 5 vegetables/day 21618 people

Estimated from national figures in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report, combined with ABS 2006 Census data

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