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Release: Household Satellite Accounts, Valuing Informal Adultcare in the UK

Released: 25 June 2013

Contact

Valerie Fender

Measuring National Well-being

economic.wellbeing@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1633 456 239

Categories: Household Satellite Accounts, Economy, National Accounts, Satellite Accounts, People and Places, Communities, Societal Wellbeing, Measuring Societal Well-being, Health and Social Care, Social Care

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

Survey name(s): Opinions and Lifestyle Survey

  • The number of adults receiving informal care in the UK remained broadly stable between 2000
    and 2010 at just over 2 million people
  • The total number of hours of informal adult care received increased by 2.4 billion hours between
    1995 and 2010
  • Between 2000 and 2010, the number of adults receiving informal continuous care has grown,
    while those receiving less frequent care has fallen
  • In 2010 the value of informal adult care in the UK was £61.7 billion, this is equivalent to 4.2% of
    GDP
  • The total value of informal adult care in the UK has almost tripled in 15 years, from £21.5 billion in 1995 to £61.7 billion in 2010
Experimental statistics on the output of the household production. This release is part of a programme of work within the Measuring National Well-being Programme to develop and update the Household Satellite Account for the UK originally published by the Office for National Statistics in 2002.
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