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  • 1 │Area profile for comment January 2013 (last updated 10/12/2012)

    Area profile for comment January 2013

    Map based on information provided by and with the permission of the Western Australian

    Land Information Authority (Landgate), and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

    Profile—North Metropolitan area Consultation Document

  • Profile—North Metropolitan area

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    Area profile for comment January 2013

    Consultation document

    The Disability Services Commission’s (DSC) vision is that all people live in welcoming

    communities that facilitate citizenship, friendship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone.

    To achieve this, Western Australia requires a responsive disability service sector to support

    people with disability, their families and carers to access more opportunities in the


    To meet this goal, the Commission in

    partnership with key stakeholders is

    creating a Sector Development Plan. Its

    purpose is:

     to provide further direction and

    targeted developmental

    opportunities across WA

     to ensure the disability services

    sector continues to evolve to meet

    the needs, goals and preferences

    of people with disability.

    Fifteen profile area documents have been

    created to cover all areas across WA.

    They combine existing information to

    create a picture of supports and services

    that make up the disability sector in each

    area. It provides a base of information to

    be validated or challenged by


    Feedback will add to our understanding of each area and how well supports and services

    match people’s needs. The consultation process will identify strengths and gaps in supports

    provided to people with disability in each area.

    Guiding strategic documents

     Convention on the Rights of

    Persons with Disability (United

    Nations 2006)

     Count Me In: Disability Future

    Directions (DSC 2009)

     Delivering Community Services in

    Partnership Policy (Department of

    Premier and Cabinet 2011)

     Disability Care and Support Reports

    (Productivity Commission 2011)

     Disability Services Commission

    Strategic Plan 2011–2015

    (DSC 2011)

     National Disability Agreement

    (Commonwealth of Australia 2011)

     National Disability Strategy

    (Commonwealth of Australia 2009)

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    Area profile for comment January 2013

    This diagram below explains how the plan will be developed:

    Have your say

    We are seeking feedback from interested stakeholders and have developed a list of questions covering a number of topics for your consideration. A feedback form template has also been provided which may assist you in consolidating your comments. Should you wish to use the template provided you can either complete it electronically or print it and hand write your comments.

    Forms can be returned to the Commission by email or post.

     email the template to [email protected]

     post the template to:

    Disability Services Commission Sector Development Plan Feedback PO Box 441 WEST PERTH WA 6872

    The template has been supplied as a helpful tool but it is not compulsory that you use it or answer every question to provide your feedback. Any general comments can be provided to the Commission via email or post using the details above, or they can be provided verbally or by attending a focus group.

    To provide feedback another way you can:

     provide verbal feedback by phoning Sector Development on 9426 9309

     attend a focus group that will be hosted in local areas (these will be advertised on the web site).

    The closing date for feedback will be advertised on the web site. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please email [email protected] or phone 9426 9309.

    Phase one

     Describing existing supports and services

     15 profile area consultation documents

     State-wide overview

    Phase two

     Seeking local feedback

     Identifying strengths and gaps

    Phase three

     Planning and identifying opportunities to improve the sector

     Developing solutions to address gaps

    mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected]

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    Area profile for comment January 2013

    Note about information and data

    All efforts have been taken to ensure that the data contained in these profiles is as accurate

    and contemporary as possible. Specific data limitations are listed throughout the profiles

    and in Appendix B and users are encouraged to interpret the information with caution.

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    Area profile for comment January 2013


    The north metropolitan area profile covers about 784 square kilometres (Australian Bureau

    of Statistics 2012b) and includes two local government authorities (LGAs): the Cities of

    Joondalup and Wanneroo. The region stretches from Warwick and Koondoola in the south

    to Two Rocks in the north and from Yanchep in the west to Gnangara in the east. Of the

    two LGAs, the City of Wanneroo covers the largest expanse of land covering about 87 per

    cent of the total area (ABS 2012b).


    According to the 2011 Census (ABS 2012b), there is an estimated 304,783 people living in

    the region with the population evenly split between the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo.

    This represents about 13.61 per cent of the West Australian population.

    Table 1: North metropolitan population by LGA area

    Total: North metropolitan profile area 304,483

    City of Joondalup 152,406

    City of Wanneroo 152,077

    Source: ABS 2012b.

    The age distribution across the population in the north metropolitan area is similar to that

    across Western Australia.

    According to the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) 2009, Small area

    estimates, an estimated 3,298 (2.2%) (refer to footnote 1) of the private dwelling population

    have a severe or profound core activity limitation (ABS 2012c) (refer to

    footnote 2). In reality most areas do not deviate hugely from 3.1% because the numbers

    are so small.

    1 Figures from the SDAC are produced from samples which are then generalised to the population—the numbers are referred to as estimates and are to be used as a guide only (see Appendix B). 2 Core activities are tasks related to self-care, mobility and communication. People with severe and profound limitations sometimes or always need help and supervision with a core activity, or have difficulty understanding or being understood by family and friends (ABS 2012b) (see Appendix B).

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    Area profile for comment January 2013

    Population characteristics

     About 39 per cent of the population in this area was born overseas, which is

    significantly more than the WA average of 31 per cent (ABS 2012b).

     13.76 per cent of the north metropolitan population speaks a language other than

    English at home (ABS 2012b). In Joondalup, it is 9.83 per cent and in Wanneroo the

    figure is 17.7 per cent—both these figures are below the WA average of 21 per cent.

     People who identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the 2011 Census

    represent 1.05 per cent of the population in the north metropolitan area (ABS

    2012b). This is significantly lower than all of WA, where the figure is three per cent.

     For the LGAs in this profile area, nearly seven per cent of the population provided

    unpaid assistance to a person with disability (ABS 2012b). This is slightly lower than

    the percentage recorded for the State (ABS 2012b).

    The median total household weekly incomes across the north metropolitan area are slightly

    higher than the State figure ($1,415) (ABS 2012b). Residents in each LGA recorded the

    following median total household incomes:

    Table 2: Median total household income

    State-wide median total household income $1,415

    City of Joondalup $1,780

    City of Wanneroo $1,514

    Source: ABS 2012b.

    Table 3: Rental and housing prices

    Suburb LGA Median weekly

    rent (3 b/rm)

    Median house

    price (3 b/rm)

    Banksia Grove City of Wanneroo $370 $373,500

    Duncraig City of Joondalup $400 $620,000

    Joondalup City of Joondalup $380 $470,000

    Ocean Reef City of Joondalup $400 $700,000