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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Unpaid care

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In Airport West - Essendon Fields there were 793 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 Airport West - Essendon Fields 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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid assistance79312.412.072512.312.0+68
No unpaid assistance provided
5,03078.579.94,67579.279.7+355
Not stated
5819.18.15058.68.3+76

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, City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% No unpaid assistance provided, City of Moonee Valley: 79.9% Provided unpaid assistance, City of Moonee Valley: 12.0% Not stated, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 9.1% No unpaid assistance provided, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 78.5% Provided unpaid assistance, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 12.4%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +76 No unpaid assistance provided, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +355 Provided unpaid assistance, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +68
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 12.4% of the population provided unpaid care, compared with 12.0% for the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in Airport West - Essendon Fields increased by 68 between 2011 and 2016.

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