Anyone at any time can be a carer.
Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and all religions. Some are only 10 years old or younger, caring for a sibling or a parent. Others may be 90 years old, caring for their partner or an adult child. The average age for primary carers is 55 and 48 for other carers.
Carers may be partners, parents, sons or daughters, siblings, friends, nieces or nephews, or neighbours.
Over 2.65 million Australians provide help and support to a family member or friend – caring can happen to anyone, anytime.
Ref: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016