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Level of need in the population

Background papers: children :: Child Carers :: Level of need in the population

Using figures from the 2011 Census, there are an estimated 661 children and young people in the age range 0 - 15 provided unpaid care in Medway, with an additional 1,632 in the 16 - 24 age range. Changes to the age ranges displayed at Local Authority level mean that direct comparisons for the younger age ranges cannot be made with previous surveys. However, national figures in the 2011 Census show a 2.1% rise in young carers identified as providing unpaid care compared with the preceding survey.[1][2]


[1]   Office for National Statistics. Census 2011;
[2]   ONS. Census 2001;