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In Wheelers Hill there were 1,867 carers providing unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in 2011.

The proportion of people providing unpaid care for the aged and disabled in Wheelers Hill 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
Wheelers Hill - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid assistance1,86711.510.71,71810.210.0+149
No unpaid assistance provided
13,48383.182.513,93683.081.2-453
Not stated
8745.46.81,1466.88.8-272

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, City of Monash: 6.8% No unpaid assistance provided, City of Monash: 82.5% Provided unpaid assistance, City of Monash: 10.7% Not stated, Wheelers Hill: 5.4% No unpaid assistance provided, Wheelers Hill: 83.1% Provided unpaid assistance, Wheelers Hill: 11.5%
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, Wheelers Hill: -272 No unpaid assistance provided, Wheelers Hill: -453 Provided unpaid assistance, Wheelers Hill: +149
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 population in Wheelers Hill in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 11.5% of the population provided unpaid care, compared with 10.7% for City of Monash.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in Wheelers Hill increased by 149 between 2006 and 2011.

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