Table 2
Number of caregiving hours per week, by characteristics of the caregiver, 2012

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Table 2
Number of caregiving hours per week, by characteristics of the caregiver, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of number of caregiving hours per week number of hours per week and 1 hour or less, calculated using 1 hour or less, 2 to 4, 5 to 9, 10 to 14, 15 to 19, 20 or more and % units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  Number of hours per week
1 or less 2 to 4 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 or more
  percentage
Sex of caregiver  
Male† 29 33 15 9 3 11
Female 23Note * 31 17 9 3 17Note *
Age group  
15 to 24 years† 28 36 16 7Note E: Use with caution 2Note E: Use with caution 10
25 to 34 years 30 29 17 8Note E: Use with caution 4Note E: Use with caution 12
35 to 44 years 26 33 16 11Note * 2Note E: Use with caution 12
45 to 54 years 26 33 16 9 3 13
55 to 64 years 23 30Note * 16 10 4 17Note *
65 to 74 years 22Note * 30Note * 16 7 3Note E: Use with caution 22Note *
75 years and older 20Note * 28Note * 12 9Note E: Use with caution 3Note E: Use with caution 27Note *
Marital status  
Married/common-law† 27 32 16 9 3 13
Separated/divorced 18Note * 31 15 9 4Note E: Use with caution 22Note *
Widowed 22Note * 26Note * 15 6Note E: Use with caution 3Note E: Use with caution 28Note *
Single 25 33 17 9 3Note E: Use with caution 13
Caregivers with children under the age of 18  
Yes† 29 32 16 9 2Note E: Use with caution 12
No 25Note * 32 16 9 3 15Note *
Main activity in the last 12 months  
Working at a paid job or business/Looking for paid work† 27 32 17 10 3 11
Going to school 28 40Note * 16 6Note *Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 8Note *Note E: Use with caution
Caring, household work 17Note * 23Note * 15 7Note E: Use with caution 4Note E: Use with caution 34Note *
Retired 22Note * 28Note * 16 8 4 21Note *
Other 28 32 13Note E: Use with caution 7Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 13Note E: Use with caution
Relationship of caregiver to carereceiver  
Spouse 10Note * 17Note * 13Note * 11 6Note *Note E: Use with caution 44Note *
Child of caregiver 10Note * 18Note * 14Note * 14 6Note E: Use with caution 37Note *
Mother or father of caregivers† 23 32 19 10 3 14
Mother or father-in law 26 38Note * 16 9Note E: Use with caution 3Note E: Use with caution 9Note *Note E: Use with caution
Grandparent of caregiver 39Note * 35 12Note * 7Note E: Use with caution Note F: too unreliable to be published 5Note *Note E: Use with caution
Other family member 26 32 19 9 3Note E: Use with caution 12
Friend, colleague, or neighbour 35Note * 37Note * 15 5Note * 2Note E: Use with caution 6Note *
Total 26 32 16 9 3 14
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