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In Redland City there were 12,168 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 Redland City 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
Redland City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid assistance12,16811.010.210,16110.19.6+2,007
No unpaid assistance provided
91,73182.782.183,03882.381.1+8,693
Not stated
6,9606.37.77,7287.79.3-768

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 Brisbane: 7.7% No unpaid assistance provided, Greater Brisbane: 82.1% Provided unpaid assistance, Greater Brisbane: 10.2% Not stated, Redland City: 6.3% No unpaid assistance provided, Redland City: 82.7% Provided unpaid assistance, Redland City: 11.0%
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, Redland City: -768 No unpaid assistance provided, Redland City: +8,693 Provided unpaid assistance, Redland City: +2,007
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 Redland City in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 11.0% of the population provided unpaid care, compared with 10.2% for Greater Brisbane.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in Redland City increased by 2,007 between 2006 and 2011.

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