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Overseas born - Unpaid care

In 2011, there were 4,170 overseas born people in the City of Knox 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 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 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 Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid assistance4,17010.610.63,4079.710.1+763
No unpaid assistance provided33,56085.284.629,94084.983.7+3,620
Not stated1,6764.34.81,9115.46.3-235

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: 4.8% No unpaid assistance provided, Greater Melbourne: 84.6% Provided unpaid assistance, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Not stated, City of Knox: 4.3% No unpaid assistance provided, City of Knox: 85.2% 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 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 Knox: -235 No unpaid assistance provided, City of Knox: +3,620 Provided unpaid assistance, City of Knox: +763
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 Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 10.6% of the overseas born population provided unpaid care, compared with 10.6% for Greater Melbourne.

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 Knox increased by 763 between 2006 and 2011.