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Young Carer Stats

27.7%

27.7% of young primary carers live outside major cities of Australia

272,200

272,200 is the estimated amount of young carers around Australia

84.9%

84.9% of young primary carers aged 15 to 24 years speak English and 21.1% speak another language at home

60,000

60,000 is the approximate number of young carers in Australia under the age of 15

*Young carers are aged under 25 years old. Primary carers is a term that can only be used once a young carer is over 15 years of age. A young primary carer provides the substantial portion of care received by a recipient. There are approximately 20,700 young primary carers, aged 15 to 24 years in Australia.

Young Carer Bursary Program

Financial support, so you have more time to look after yourself, and the person you are caring for.