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Shire of Mundaring

Unpaid care

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In the Shire of Mundaring there were 3,510 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 the Shire of Mundaring 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
Shire of Mundaring - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Provided unpaid assistance3,51011.19.93,17310.79.4+337
No unpaid assistance provided23,87975.881.622,85177.382.1+1,028
Not stated4,13013.18.53,54012.08.5+590

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, Greater Perth: 8.5% No unpaid assistance provided, Greater Perth: 81.6% Provided unpaid assistance, Greater Perth: 9.9% Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 13.1% No unpaid assistance provided, Shire of Mundaring: 75.8% Provided unpaid assistance, Shire of Mundaring: 11.1%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +590 No unpaid assistance provided, Shire of Mundaring: +1,028 Provided unpaid assistance, Shire of Mundaring: +337
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 11.1% of the population provided unpaid care, compared with 9.9% for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in the Shire of Mundaring increased by 337 between 2011 and 2016.

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