Table 1. Number and percent of the U.S. population who were eldercare providers by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2013-14

Table 1. Number and percent of the U.S. population who were eldercare providers by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2013-14
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Total Men Women
Civilian noninstitutional population Eldercare providers Civilian noninstitutional population Eldercare providers Civilian noninstitutional population Eldercare providers
Number Percent of population Number Percent of population Number Percent of population

Age

Total, 15 years and over

250,949 40,419 16.1 121,316 17,216 14.2 129,633 23,202 17.9

15 to 24 years

42,907 4,908 11.4 21,647 2,136 9.9 21,260 2,772 13.0

25 to 34 years

41,792 3,770 9.0 20,650 1,681 8.1 21,141 2,089 9.9

35 to 44 years

39,589 5,051 12.8 19,409 2,300 11.9 20,180 2,750 13.6

45 to 54 years

43,072 9,877 22.9 21,077 4,398 20.9 21,996 5,479 24.9

55 to 64 years

39,400 9,194 23.3 18,952 3,994 21.1 20,448 5,200 25.4

65 years and over

44,189 7,618 17.2 19,581 2,707 13.8 24,608 4,911 20.0

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity(1)

White

203,645 34,372 16.9 99,472 14,813 14.9 104,173 19,560 18.8

Black or African American

30,485 4,355 14.3 13,875 1,619 11.7 16,610 2,737 16.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

38,856 3,730 9.6 19,482 1,352 6.9 19,373 2,378 12.3

Employment status

Employed

152,673 24,693 16.2 81,364 11,989 14.7 71,309 12,704 17.8

Full-time workers

118,569 19,012 16.0 68,843 10,278 14.9 49,726 8,733 17.6

Part-time workers

34,105 5,681 16.7 12,522 1,710 13.7 21,583 3,971 18.4

Not employed

98,276 15,726 16.0 39,951 5,228 13.1 58,324 10,498 18.0

Educational attainment, 25 years and over

Less than a high school diploma

22,108 2,022 9.1 10,933 896 8.2 11,175 1,125 10.1

High school graduates, no college

63,729 10,424 16.4 31,539 4,753 15.1 32,190 5,671 17.6

Some college or associate degree

51,260 9,674 18.9 23,236 3,895 16.8 28,024 5,779 20.6

Bachelor's degree and higher

70,946 13,390 18.9 33,961 5,535 16.3 36,985 7,855 21.2

Parent of household children under 18 years

Parent of one or more household children

69,600 8,721 12.5 31,416 3,869 12.3 38,184 4,853 12.7

Parent of household children age 6 to 17, none younger

36,858 5,977 16.2 16,433 2,520 15.3 20,425 3,458 16.9

Parent of a household child under age 6

32,742 2,744 8.4 14,983 1,349 9.0 17,759 1,395 7.9

Not a parent of a household child

181,349 31,697 17.5 89,900 13,348 14.8 91,449 18,350 20.1

Marital status

No spouse or unmarried partner present in household

108,675 15,788 14.5 49,839 6,194 12.4 58,836 9,594 16.3

Spouse or unmarried partner present in household

142,274 24,630 17.3 71,477 11,022 15.4 70,797 13,608 19.2

Footnotes
(1) Not all race categories are shown. Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.

NOTE: 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 older. Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.

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Last Modified Date: July 15, 2016