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WORK AND FAMILY BALANCE
The Work and Family Balance section contains the following sub-topics:
Women continue to be main carer for people with a disability
In 2012, most primary carers of people with a disability were female (536,700 females compared to 233,100 males). There has been no significant change since 2009 in the number of male or female primary carers of people with disabilities.
GRAPH: Provision of Primary Care by males and females to a person with a disability, 2009 and 2012
Source(s): ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, 2012 (cat. no. 4430.0)
In 2012, male primary carers were predominantly caring for partners (65%), followed by a parent (22%). Similar proportions of female carers were caring for partners (34%) and a parent (32%), followed by a child (25%).
The majority of males and females providing primary care to people with a disability are not in the labour force (57% and 59% respectively).
A visual representation of Volunteering rate data, from the Work and Family Balance domain is shown below. Simply go to the graph and click on the 'Play' button to see changes in the data over time.
Source(s): Gender Indicators, Australia
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