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Facts & figures

  1. There are 370,230 carers in Wales according to the 2011 census
  2. The Office of National Statistics indicated that there are 487,000 carers in Wales in a 2019 survey
  3. Every year in Wales 123,000 people become carers
  4. Carers save the Wales economy £8.1 billion per year
  5. Nearly 3 million people in the UK juggle caring with holding down a job
  6. The main carers' benefit is worth just £64.60 for a minimum of 35 hours - £1.85 per hour
  7. 103,594 people in Wales provide over 50 hours of care per week
  8. People providing high levels of care are twice as likely to be permanently sick or disabled
  9. Over 1 million people in the UK care for more than one person
  10. 58% of carers across the UK are women; 42% are men
  11. By 2037 the number of carers in the UK will have increased to 9 million
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