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Non-English speakers - Unpaid care

In 2011, there were 2,852 non-English speaking carers in the City of Knox 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 City of Knox 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
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid assistance2,85210.611.42,0329.310.6+820
No unpaid assistance provided22,93685.383.618,55685.383.0+4,380
Not stated1,1054.15.01,1575.36.4-52

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 Melbourne: 5.0% No unpaid assistance provided, Greater Melbourne: 83.6% Provided unpaid assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.4% Not stated, City of Knox: 4.1% No unpaid assistance provided, City of Knox: 85.3% Provided unpaid assistance, City of Knox: 10.6%
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, City of Knox: -52 No unpaid assistance provided, City of Knox: +4,380 Provided unpaid assistance, City of Knox: +820
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 City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 10.6% of the non-English speaking population provided unpaid care, compared with 11.4% for Greater Melbourne.

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 City of Knox increased by 820 people between 2006 and 2011.