Global Carer Stats

IACO is working to build an international gallery of caregiver facts and data. Click on the map below to learn more about the carer demographics around the world.

COUNTRY # OF CAREGIVERS $ VALUE OF CAREGIVING/ANNUM  % EMPLOYED CAREGIVERS
USA 43.5 million $470 billion 60%
CANADA 8.1 million $25 billion [2] 60%
UNITED KINGDOM 6.5 million £119 billion  [3] 53%
IRELAND 274,000  [1] €4 billion [4] 59%
SWEDEN 1.3 million

(18 yrs+)

€20 billion data not available
NEW ZEALAND data not available data not available data not available
AUSTRALIA 2.86 million (2015) $AU 60.2 billion (2015) 63%
FINDLAND data not available data not available data not available
# of Caregivers% Caring for a parent
USA
43.5 M49%
Canada
8.1 M 48%
United Kingdom
6.5 M 38%
ONS, ‘Carers’ (2000
Ireland
274,000
Central Statistics Office (2010) Quarterly National Household Survey, Quarter 3 2009: Module on Caring.
30%
Care Alliance Ireland (2008) Health and Wellbeing of Family Carers in Ireland: Results of a survey of recipients of the Carer’s Allowance. Dublin: Care Alliance Ireland.
Sweden
1.3 M (18 yrs+) 42%
New Zealand
Australia
2. 6 M 24.9%
Finland