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Primary carers (a) by age group, by time currently spent caring for main recipient of care with reported disability, Queensland, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2015

Average current weekly hours Age group Year
1998 2003 2009 2012 2015
— '000 —
Less than 40 hours 15–44 years 14.5 10.4 27.1 *16.7 *19.2
45–64 years 14.5 25.1 31.3 27.6 24.7
65 years and over *4.4 9.1 17.2 20.0 *24.4
Total 33.3 44.6 75.6 63.2 67.5
     
40 hours or more 15–44 years 10.3 11.9 18.0 18.6 18.0
45–64 years 13.9 17.9 23.0 26.3 20.6
65 years and over *6.4 12.8 12.8 17.0 13.7
Total 30.6 42.6 53.8 65.1 51.2
     
Total (b) 15–44 years 27.1 24.7 46.1 38.8 39.7
45–64 years 29.4 45.8 56.8 54.2 47.9
65 years and over 10.8 23.0 31.1 37.6 40.9
Total 67.3 93.4 134.0 130.2 129.7
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
  
(a) Aged 15 years and over, with a main recipient of care living in the same household.
(b) Total includes 'Time spent caring' not stated.
  
Source: ABS 4430.0, Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2012 and 2015.
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Last reviewed 18 January 2017