*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.
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Young Carer Stats
27.7% of young primary carers live outside major cities of Australia
272,200 is the estimated amount of young carers around Australia
84.9% of young primary carers aged 15 to 24 years speak English and 21.1% speak another language at home
60,000 is the approximate number of young carers in Australia under the age of 15