Carer Survey

Every two years Carers NSW surveys carers about a range of issues, including health and wellbeing, employment, finances, service access, and unmet needs. These surveys are an important source of information about carers, and help us to identify and advocate for what carers want and need.

Carers NSW 2016 Carer Survey – Main Report Released

We would like to thank all carers who took the time to complete the Carers NSW 2016 Carer Survey. Over 2,000 completed responses were received, making this the largest survey we have ever conducted. Over 80% of respondents were female and almost half were aged between 45 and 64 years. More than one quarter of carers had been in their role for more than 20 years, and almost half reported providing more than 70 hours of care per week.

The Main Report outlines the major findings in relation to carers’ wellbeing, employment, service access and social support, and provides a specific focus on former carers. The findings presented in this report will direct additional analysis of the data, as well as inform policy and advocacy work across Carers NSW.

Download the Main Report.

Download the Carer Survey Infographic.

Download the Carer Survey Infographic – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers.

If you have any questions about the Carers NSW 2016 Carer Survey, please contact the Research team on 02 9280 4744 or



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