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Eastern Region Alliance area

Unpaid care

In Eastern Region Alliance area there were 28,609 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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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
Eastern Region Alliance area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid assistance28,60912.111.725,61511.010.7+2,994
No unpaid assistance provided
194,44781.983.1189,76081.683.3+4,687
Not stated
14,3196.05.217,1257.46.1-2,806

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 Tea Tree Gully: 5.2% No unpaid assistance provided, City of Tea Tree Gully: 83.1% Provided unpaid assistance, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.7% Not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.0% No unpaid assistance provided, Eastern Region Alliance area: 81.9% Provided unpaid assistance, Eastern Region Alliance area: 12.1%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -2,806 No unpaid assistance provided, Eastern Region Alliance area: +4,687 Provided unpaid assistance, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,994
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 12.1% of the population provided unpaid care, compared with 11.7% for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in Eastern Region Alliance area increased by 2,994 between 2006 and 2011.

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