Table 2.9: Hours spent each week by carers providing help or unpaid care, 2017/2018 combined, by age and sex

Base: Carers aged 4 and over 2017/2018 combined
  Age Total
4-15 16-44 45-64 65+
Hours spent caring each week % % % % %
Males Up to 4 hours a week [58] 32 32 32 32
5 - 19 hours a week [31] 40 33 28 34
20 - 34 hours a week [2] 9 13 13 12
35 - 49 hours a week [-] 6 6 4 6
50 or more hours a week [-] 11 14 16 14
Varies [7] 3 2 7 3
Females Up to 4 hours a week [50] 38 29 26 32
5 - 19 hours a week [37] 39 34 27 35
20 - 34 hours a week [4] 5 12 9 9
35 - 49 hours a week [3] 3 5 5 4
50 or more hours a week [4] 13 14 26 16
Varies [2] 2 6 7 5
All Up to 4 hours a week 54 35 30 29 32
5 - 19 hours a week 35 39 34 27 34
20 - 34 hours a week 3 6 12 11 10
35 - 49 hours a week 1 4 6 5 5
50 or more hours a week 2 12 14 22 15
Varies 5 3 4 7 4
Unweighted bases Males 36 100 216 135 451
Females 37 248 420 189 857
All 73 348 636 324 1308
Weighted bases Males 39 155 232 99 485
Females 42 264 378 139 781
All 81 419 610 238 1266

Square brackets around numbers denote that interpretation of the data should be cautious due to low bases for these sub-groups


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