FAM­ILY

The Australian - - LIFE -

In 2015, there were 2.7 mil­lion un­paid car­ers in Aus­tralia The weekly me­dian in­come of pri­mary car­ers aged 15 to 64 was 42 per cent lower than that of non-car­ers More than two-thirds of pri­mary car­ers are fe­male The av­er­age age of a pri­mary carer is 55 272,000 car­ers are un­der 25, which equates to about one in 10 More than half (55 per cent) of pri­mary car­ers pro­vide care for at least 20 hours a week Source: Car­ers Aus­tralia

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