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Release: 2011 Census Analysis, Unpaid Care Expectancies by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, England 2010-12

Released: 11 June 2014


Chris White

Health Analysis Branch

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455865

Categories: Health and Social Care, Social Care, Social Care Personnel, Finance and Performance

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England

Geographical breakdown: Other

Survey name(s): Census

  • The average number of expected years of remaining life providing unpaid care at ages 15 and 50 is higher for females; but this generally reverses at age 65 where 174 of the 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have higher unpaid care expectancies (UCEs) for men.

  • CCGs located in Merseyside have among the highest UCEs in England for both males and females at age 15.

  • At age 15 UCEs for females differed by 4.1 years across CCGs, while for males it differed by 3.2 years.

  • The highest Proportions of life providing Unpaid Care (PUC) occurred at age 50 for both men and women.

  • Unpaid care at the highest level of 50 hours or more per week was strongly related to a CCG’s proportion of residents whose activities were limited a lot (pronounced disability), but differences were noticeable between rural and urban populations.

  • There were 2.4 residents with pronounced disability for every unpaid carer providing 50 hours or more care per week in NHS West Norfolk; by contrast in NHS City and Hackney this figure was 1 for every 4.7 residents.

Describes expected years spent providing unpaid care at selected ages for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) using unpaid care prevalence data from 2011 Census and life expectancy data; provides indicative estimates of unmet need for social care.

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