Table 1
Number and proportion of caregivers, by characteristics of caregivers, 2012

Table 1
Number and proportion of caregivers, by characteristics of caregivers, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of number and proportion of caregivers number and percentage of caregivers
  Number Percentage of caregivers
Sex of caregiver  
Male† 3,716,645 46
Female 4,367,418 54Note *
Age group  
15 to 24 years† 1,250,536 15
25 to 34 years 1,157,651 14
35 to 44 years 1,143,473 14Note *
45 to 54 years 1,945,545 24Note *
55 to 64 years 1,620,403 20Note *
65 to 74 years 682,641 8Note *
75 years and older 283,814 4Note *
Marital status  
Married/common law† 5,281,078 65
Separated/divorced 495,356 6Note *
Single 2,045,530 25Note *
Widowed 250,794 3Note *
Caregivers with children under the age of 18  
Yes† 2,245,182 28
No 5,838,881 72Note *
Main activity in the last 12 months    
Working at a paid job or business† 4,813,007 60
Looking for paid work 182,415 2Note *
Going to school 962,512 12Note *
Caring, Household work 665,534 8Note *
Retired 1,257,633 16Note *
Other 195,522 2Note *
Household income  
Less than $20,000 347,440 4Note *
$20,000 to $39,999 796,250 10Note *
$40,000 to $59,999 948,730 12Note *
$60,000 to $99,999 1,761,059 22Note *
$100,000 or more† 2,544,779 31
Don't know/Not stated 1,685,804 21Note *
Relationship of carereceiver to caregiver  
Spouse 656,826 8Note *
Child of caregiver 426,862 5Note *
Parents of caregiver 3,856,255 48
Mother or father† 3,085,652 38
Mother or father-in law 770,603 10Note *
Grandparent of caregiver 1,022,150 13Note *
Other family member 775,469 10Note *
Friend, colleague, or neighbour 1,253,603 16Note *
Total 8,084,063 100
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