Table 7.7 Hours spent each week providing help or unpaid care, 2015/2016 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2015/2016 combined
Regular carer Age Total 16+
16 – 44 45 - 64 65+
% % % %
Men
Up to 4 hours a week 34 36 23 33
5-19 hours a week 27 37 23 31
20-34 hours a week 8 8 8 8
35-49 hours a week 6 3 4 4
50+ hours a week 17 12 33 18
Varies 8 4 10 6
Women
Up to 4 hours a week 36 27 27 30
5-19 hours a week 34 40 31 36
20-34 hours a week 10 11 11 10
35-49 hours a week 3 4 4 4
50+ hours a week 12 13 17 14
Varies 5 5 10 6
All adults
Up to 4 hours a week 36 30 25 31
5-19 hours a week 31 39 27 34
20-34 hours a week 9 10 10 9
35-49 hours a week 4 3 4 4
50+ hours a week 14 13 24 15
Varies 6 5 10 6
Bases (weighted):
Men 168 245 100 513
Women 249 409 139 797
All adults 417 654 240 1311
Bases (unweighted):
Men 122 245 142 509
Women 227 450 186 863
All adults 349 695 328 1372

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