Tuesday, 13 December 2016

2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers: report

Carers Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics launch crucial survey
Carers Australia, 2 December 2016

Carers Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) officially released the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) at a press conference at Parliament House during National Carers Week.

Data from the 2015 SDAC showed the weekly median income of primary carers was 42% lower than non-carers. The total number of primary carers (those who provided the majority of assistance with core activities of daily living) had also increased in 2015 to 855,000 – a rise of 11%; and just 56% of primary carers between the ages of 15 and 64 participated in the workforce compared to 80% of non-carers.

To coincide with National Carers Week 2016, the ABS released a one page profile of carers in Australia, as well as a video breakdown of many of the carer-related statistics.

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