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Carer status (a) by household income quintiles (b), Queensland, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2015

Carer status Equivalised gross household income quintiles Year
2003 2009 2012 2015
'000 % '000 % '000 % '000 %
Primary carer Lowest quintile (c) 29.9 26.9 37.0 24.2 35.1 23.2 23.2 15.1
Second quintile 36.2 32.5 45.4 29.7 36.7 24.3 40.3 26.2
Third quintile 13.4 12.0 29.6 19.4 17.4 11.5 23.6 15.4
Fourth quintile *6.9 6.2 18.0 11.8 12.0 7.9 14.3 9.3
Highest quintile *6.6 5.9 10.4 6.8 *7.2 *4.7 *8.2 *5.3
Income not known or not applicable (d) 18.3 16.4 12.4 8.1 41.1 27.2 42.6 27.7
Total 111.3 100.0 152.8 100.0 151.4 100.0 153.6 100.0
     
Not a primary carer Lowest quintile (c) 78.9 19.9 54.2 16.9 50.2 15.7 39.9 12.8
Second quintile 96.2 24.2 67.8 21.1 55.8 17.5 45.9 14.7
Third quintile 60.5 15.2 56.8 17.7 38.7 12.1 47.9 15.4
Fourth quintile 49.4 12.4 55.4 17.2 42.0 13.2 37.8 12.1
Highest quintile 33.0 8.3 42.8 13.3 30.7 9.6 39.6 12.7
Income not known or not applicable (d) 79.3 20.0 44.6 13.9 101.1 31.7 101.5 32.6
Total 397.3 100.0 321.6 100.0 319.1 100.0 311.2 100.0
     
Total carers Lowest quintile (c) 108.8 21.4 91.1 19.2 87.5 18.6 60.8 13.1
Second quintile 132.4 26.0 113.2 23.9 95.6 20.4 85.0 18.3
Third quintile 73.9 14.5 86.4 18.2 55.3 11.8 71.9 15.5
Fourth quintile 56.4 11.1 73.5 15.5 55.9 11.9 53.0 11.4
Highest quintile 39.5 7.8 53.1 11.2 38.6 8.2 49.2 10.6
Income not known or not applicable (d) 97.7 19.2 57.0 12.0 141.1 30.1 144.5 31.2
Total 508.6 100.0 474.4 100.0 469.4 100.0 463.5 100.0
     
Not a carer Lowest quintile (c) 365.0 14.8 443.9 14.8 385.5 12.0 346.7 10.7
Second quintile 392.4 15.9 437.9 14.6 414.6 12.9 386.5 11.9
Third quintile 423.8 17.2 540.9 18.0 444.7 13.8 458.2 14.1
Fourth quintile 453.1 18.3 589.5 19.6 474.3 14.7 543.4 16.7
Highest quintile 382.1 15.5 547.0 18.2 488.9 15.2 462.7 14.2
Income not known or not applicable (d) 453.5 18.4 442.2 14.7 1,014.2 31.5 1,054.5 32.4
Total 2,470.0 100.0 3,001.3 100.0 3,222.1 100.0 3,253.2 100.0
     
Total Lowest quintile (c) 473.8 15.9 535.0 15.4 472.6 12.8 409.5 11.0
Second quintile 524.8 17.6 551.1 15.9 508.2 13.8 471.5 12.7
Third quintile 497.7 16.7 627.4 18.1 500.7 13.6 532.2 14.3
Fourth quintile 509.5 17.1 663.0 19.1 529.9 14.3 595.1 16.0
Highest quintile 421.7 14.2 600.1 17.3 525.1 14.2 510.5 13.7
Income not known or not applicable (d) 551.2 18.5 499.2 14.4 1,156.1 31.3 1,196.6 32.2
Total 2,978.7 100.0 3,475.8 100.0 3,694.2 100.0 3,718.9 100.0
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
  
(a) Persons aged 15 years and over living in private dwellings and non-private dwellings. It excludes those living in cared-accommodation.
(b) Income quintiles are based on the total population in private dwellings in Australia.
(c) Includes households with nil income and households who reported no source of income. Excludes not known.
(d) Includes households in private dwellings containing at least one person for whom income was not known. Non private dwellings are not applicable for household income.
  
Source: ABS 4430.0, Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2003, 2009, 2012 and 2015.
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Last reviewed 18 January 2017