Size: This is a very large occupation.
Location: Aged and Disabled Carers work in many regions of Australia.
Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Administrative and Support Services.
Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,265 per week (below the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
Full-time: Less than half work full-time (33%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
Age: The average age is 47 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (56%).
Gender: 80% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).