The numbers on the number of people working in home care have been growing steadily over the last five years, but a new survey suggests the number is actually growing in reverse.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has just released a new report that looks at how the number has grown in the past five years.
Here’s what the ABS said about the trend: In the past year, there were an estimated 17.2 million people working part-time in the hospitality and care sector.
This was up from 13.1 million in 2014.
In terms of total hours worked, the number was down 1.7 million from 2015, and the total number of part-timers was down 2.2% from 2014.
There were an additional 1.1m part-year carers, up 1.6%.
The number of home carers fell by 1.4% to 613,000.
The total number working part time in the sector fell by about 8% to 12.3 million.
Overall, part- and full-time work has increased by about 1% over the past decade.
This trend was driven by people switching to part- time jobs, which was driven in part by the increased availability of flexible work and the low price of part time work.
The proportion of part workers who worked part time fell from about 15% in 2012 to about 11% in 2016.
Work-life balance and personal health issues also played a role in the change in work-life-balance, with people feeling more stressed when they were not working.
“This is the first time we have a broad measure of the employment rate for the full- and part-term carers,” said Paul McVicar, director of the ABS’ Bureau of Economic Analysis.
“The key finding is that this is largely due to people having more time off to care for loved ones, but also people having a higher degree of stress when they are not working.”
The ABS says the number peaked at 17.8 million in the year 2000 and was down to 13.9 million in 2016 before stabilising at 17 million in 2019.
Topics:work,housing-industry,workers,family-and-children,careers,employment,housing,health,health-policy,australiaFirst posted March 07, 2020 11:30:24Contact Rebecca RolfeMore stories from New South Wales