Could I have the following statistics?
- How many carers are there in the UK each year from 2010 to Quarter 3 2016, broken down by gender?
- How many carers are there in the UK each year from 2010 to Quarter 3 2016, broken down by age?
- How many carers are there in the UK who also have a disability each year from 2010 to Quarter 3 2016, broken down by gender?
We do not collect the data at the frequency you have requested. Some data at UK geography and some at England and Wales geography are available on 'unpaid care' for the 2011 Censuses (as at 27 March 2011) on the NOMIS website: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/
For the UK the following data are available:
QS301UK Provision of unpaid care
For England and Wales, use the NOMIS Table Finder (https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/data_finder) and select the keyword "unpaid care (provision of)" to display all the available data. These include:
QS301EW Provision of unpaid care
LC3305EW Long-term health problem or disability by provision of unpaid care by sex
LC3301EW Provision of unpaid care by general health by sex by age
You may wish to contact National Records Scotland (NRS - https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/about-us/contact-us) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA - http://www.nisra.gov.uk/contacts/contactus.asp.htm) for more information on available data from Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Other related information:
In November 2016 we published an article: Changes in the value and division of unpaid care work in the UK: 2000 to 2015, available from: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/satelliteaccounts/articles/changesinthevalueanddivisionofunpaidcareworkintheuk/2000to2015
This includes estimates of the amount and value of informal child and adult care in the UK with analyses by socio-demographic variables including sex, age, and labour market status.
We published the following three articles in 2013 that might be of interest to you:
2011 Census analysis: Unpaid care in England and Wales, 2011 and comparison with 2001 https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthcaresystem/articles/2011censusanalysisunpaidcareinenglandandwales2011andcomparisonwith2001/2013-02-15
Providing unpaid care may have an adverse affect on young carers’ general health http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census-analysis/provision-of-unpaid-care-in-england-and-wales--2011/sty-unpaid-care.html
Full story: The gender gap in unpaid care provision: is there an impact on health and economic position? https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandwellbeing/articles/fullstorythegendergapinunpaidcareprovisionisthereanimpactonhealthandeconomicposition/2013-05-16