Table 13. Number and percent of the U.S. population and various subpopulations who were eldercare providers (1) by sex, 2011 annual averages

Table 13.  Number and percent of the U.S. population and various subpopulations who were eldercare providers (1) by sex, 2011 annual averages
 
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                
                                                            Total                             Men                             Women             
                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                
                                                 Total         Eldercare          Total         Eldercare          Total         Eldercare      
                                               civilian       Providers (1)     civilian       Providers (1)     civilian       Providers (1)   
                                              noninsti-                        noninsti-                        noninsti-                       
                                                 tu-                              tu-                              tu-                          
                                                tional     Number   Percent of   tional     Number    Percent of  tional     Number   Percent of
                                              population            population population                men    population               women  
                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                
                     Age                                                                                                                        
Total, 15 years and over.....................   243,651     39,794      16.3     118,356     17,652      14.9     125,296     22,142      17.7  
   15 to 24 years............................    42,225      5,418      12.8      21,512      2,961      13.8      20,713      2,457      11.9  
   25 to 34 years............................    41,365      4,185      10.1      20,712      2,076      10.0      20,654      2,109      10.2  
   35 to 44 years............................    39,498      5,223      13.2      19,446      2,293      11.8      20,052      2,931      14.6  
   45 to 54 years............................    43,850     10,198      23.3      21,455      4,117      19.2      22,395      6,080      27.2  
   55 to 64 years............................    36,991      8,303      22.4      17,802      3,527      19.8      19,189      4,776      24.9  
   65 years and over.........................    39,721      6,468      16.3      17,430      2,679      15.4      22,292      3,789      17.0  
                                                                                                                                                
Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (2),(3)                                                                                                    
White........................................   198,911     33,302      16.7      97,631     14,750      15.1     101,280     18,552      18.3  
Black or African American....................    29,347      4,671      15.9      13,178      1,954      14.8      16,169      2,717      16.8  
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.................    35,267      3,510      10.0      18,176      1,909      10.5      17,091      1,601       9.4  
                                                                                                                                                
              Employment status                                                                                                                 
Employed.....................................   149,386     25,334      17.0      80,057     12,084      15.1      69,329     13,250      19.1  
   Full-time workers.........................   115,758     18,916      16.3      67,465      9,981      14.8      48,292      8,935      18.5  
   Part-time workers.........................    33,628      6,418      19.1      12,592      2,103      16.7      21,036      4,314      20.5  
Not employed.................................    94,266     14,460      15.3      38,299      5,568      14.5      55,967      8,892      15.9  
                                                                                                                                                
  Educational attainment, 25 years and over                                                                                                     
High school graduate or less.................    86,052     11,930      13.9      42,240      5,300      12.5      43,812      6,630      15.1  
Some college or associate degree.............    50,397      9,808      19.5      22,741      3,840      16.9      27,656      5,968      21.6  
Bachelor's degree and higher.................    64,977     12,639      19.5      31,863      5,551      17.4      33,115      7,088      21.4  
                                                                                                                                                
 Parent of household children under 18 years                                                                                                    
Parent of 1 or more household children.......    67,880      9,040      13.3      29,899      3,707      12.4      37,981      5,333      14.0  
Not a parent of a household child............   175,772     30,755      17.5      88,457     13,945      15.8      87,315     16,809      19.3  
   
  1 Eldercare providers are those who in the previous 3 to 4 months cared for someone with a condition related to aging. Estimates were
calculated for persons who cared for at least one person age 65 or over.
  2 Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
  3 Not all subcategories are shown.
  NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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