Census Data

England: Provision of unpaid care

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: E92000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 56,490,048
Male 27,656,336
Female 28,833,712
Households 23,436,086
Population Density (people/km2) 433.5
Table Codets039
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options7

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by the number of hours of unpaid care they provide. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


An unpaid carer may look after, give help or support to anyone who has long-term physical or mental ill-health conditions, illness or problems related to old age.

This does not include any activities as part of paid employment.

This help can be within or outside of the carer's household.

Provision of unpaid care: Total: All usual residents aged 5 and over 53,413,098
Provides no unpaid care 48,734,833
Provides 19 hours or less unpaid care a week 2,303,725
Provides 9 hours or less unpaid care a week 1,668,989
Provides 10 to 19 hours unpaid care a week 634,736
Provides 20 to 49 hours unpaid care a week 969,769
Provides 20 to 34 hours unpaid care a week 452,264
Provides 35 to 49 hours unpaid care a week 517,505
Provides 50 or more hours unpaid care a week 1,404,771

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