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Overseas born - Unpaid care

In 2011, there were 1,245 overseas born people in the City of Burnside providing unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age.

The proportion of people providing unpaid care for the aged and disabled in the City of Burnside can be an important indicator of the level of demand for aged care services and facilities by local and state governments.

This topic looks at the level of unpaid care provided by people born overseas. This may be higher or lower than the general population depending on factors such as the age structure of the population, the presence of family members in Australia and is also an indicator of community cohesion.

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last two weeks did the person spend time providing unpaid care, help or assistance to family members or others because of a disability, a long term illness or problems related to old age?'.

People born overseas aged 15+

Unpaid care
City of Burnside - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%Adelaide SDNumber%Adelaide SD2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid assistance1,24511.811.71,06311.011.3+182
No unpaid assistance provided8,97485.083.38,09984.082.6+875
Not stated3343.25.04744.96.1-140

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid care, 2011
Unpaid care, 2011 Not stated, Adelaide SD: 5.0% No unpaid assistance provided, Adelaide SD: 83.3% Provided unpaid assistance, Adelaide SD: 11.7% Not stated, City of Burnside: 3.2% No unpaid assistance provided, City of Burnside: 85.0% Provided unpaid assistance, City of Burnside: 11.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid care, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid care, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, City of Burnside: -140 No unpaid assistance provided, City of Burnside: +875 Provided unpaid assistance, City of Burnside: +182
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid care provided by the overseas born population in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to Adelaide SD shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 11.8% of the overseas born population provided unpaid care, compared with 11.7% for Adelaide SD.

Emerging groups

The number of overseas born people who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in the City of Burnside increased by 182 between 2006 and 2011.

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