Unpaid care

This theme paper describes the provision of unpaid care in Poole in 2011. We examine how unpaid care, an important voluntary undertaking, varied across gender, age groups and by employment status and how it might be impacting on the health of carers. We show that women took on a higher share of the unpaid care burden at all age bands except those aged 65 and above.  We also include a section on “Young Carers”, which we define as carers aged up to and including age 24.

Key facts

  • there were 16,212 people providing unpaid care in Poole in 2011 representing approximately 11% of the population
  • the number of unpaid carers in Poole has grown by 1,825 since 2001
  • the number of unpaid carers in Poole has increased at a faster pace than population growth between 2001 and 2011

The Office of National Statistics has produced a report on Unpaid Care in England and Wales with an overview of key finding at local authority and regional level

Page last updated: 15 March 2019
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