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Overseas born - Unpaid care

In 2011, there were 847 overseas born people in Rockhampton 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 Rockhampton 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
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid assistance8479.29.26889.79.0+159
No unpaid assistance provided7,86385.686.66,00584.685.6+1,858
Not stated4745.24.24035.75.4+71

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, Brisbane SD: 4.2% No unpaid assistance provided, Brisbane SD: 86.6% Provided unpaid assistance, Brisbane SD: 9.2% Not stated, Rockhampton: 5.2% No unpaid assistance provided, Rockhampton: 85.6% Provided unpaid assistance, Rockhampton: 9.2%
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, Rockhampton: +71 No unpaid assistance provided, Rockhampton: +1,858 Provided unpaid assistance, Rockhampton: +159
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 Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 9.2% of the overseas born population provided unpaid care, compared with 9.2% for Brisbane SD.

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 Rockhampton increased by 159 between 2006 and 2011.

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