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Unpaid care

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In the City of Canning there were 7,567 carers providing unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in 2016.

The proportion of people providing unpaid care for the aged and disabled in the City of Canning can be an important indicator of the level of demand for aged care services and facilities by local and state governments. An increasing proportion of carers among the population may indicate inadequate aged care provision, or the need for in-home support, or support for the carers themselves. The level of care provided by individuals is likely to be affected by Household Income, Age Structure and the ethnic makeup of the community (Language Spoken), as well as the sense of community cohesiveness.

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?'.

Persons aged 15 years and over.

Unpaid care
City of Canning - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid assistance7,56710.29.96,6219.49.4+946
No unpaid assistance provided
61,97183.481.658,98683.382.1+2,985
Not stated
4,7946.48.55,1827.38.5-388

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid care, 2016
Unpaid care, 2016 Not stated, Greater Perth: 8.5% No unpaid assistance provided, Greater Perth: 81.6% Provided unpaid assistance, Greater Perth: 9.9% Not stated, City of Canning: 6.4% No unpaid assistance provided, City of Canning: 83.4% Provided unpaid assistance, City of Canning: 10.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid care, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid care, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, City of Canning: -388 No unpaid assistance provided, City of Canning: +2,985 Provided unpaid assistance, City of Canning: +946
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid care provided by the population in the City of Canning in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 10.2% of the population provided unpaid care, compared with 9.9% for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in the City of Canning increased by 946 between 2011 and 2016.

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