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Central Coast Council area

Non-English speakers - Unpaid care

In 2011, there were 1,576 non-English speaking carers in the Central Coast Council area who provided 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 Central Coast Council area 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 of non-English speaking background. 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 speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Unpaid care
Central Coast Council area - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid assistance1,57612.611.31,23412.410.2+342
No unpaid assistance provided10,12381.084.17,98380.383.5+2,140
Not stated8036.44.67307.36.3+73

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, Greater Sydney: 4.6% No unpaid assistance provided, Greater Sydney: 84.1% Provided unpaid assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.3% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 6.4% No unpaid assistance provided, Central Coast Council area: 81.0% Provided unpaid assistance, Central Coast Council area: 12.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid care, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid care, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Central Coast Council area: +73 No unpaid assistance provided, Central Coast Council area: +2,140 Provided unpaid assistance, Central Coast Council area: +342
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid care provided by the non-English speaking population in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 12.6% of the non-English speaking population provided unpaid care, compared with 11.3% for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of non-English speakers who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in the Central Coast Council area increased by 342 people between 2006 and 2011.

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