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Provision of unpaid care

People aged 65 and over providing unpaid care to a partner, family member or other person, by age, projected to 2035

Figures are taken from the Census 2011 reference CT0224 - Sex by age by provision of unpaid care by general health. This dataset provides estimates that classify usual residents of England and Wales by provision of unpaid care and by age and by general health. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

A person is a provider of unpaid care if they look after or give help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or problems related to old age. This does not include any activities as part of paid employment. No distinction is made about whether any care that a person provides is within their own household or outside of the household, so no explicit link can be made about whether the care provided is for a person within the household who has poor general health or a long term health problem or disability.

The numbers have been applied to population projections to give estimated numbers of unpaid carers to 2035.

POPPI v11 April 2019 

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