This is the Health and Provision of Unpaid Care table (KS301) from the 2011 Census. The table provides data on the reported health of all usual residents and the provision of care they give to people. Data is for England, regions and districts.
The questions were:
How is your health in general?
Very good Good Fair Bad Very Bad
Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months? (include problems related to old age)
Yes, limited a lot Yes, limited a little No
Do you look after, or give any help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of either: long-term physical or mental ill-health / disability? problems related to old age? Do not count anything you do as part of your paid employment
No Yes, 1 – 19 hours a week Yes, 20 – 49 hours a week Yes, 50 or more hours a week
The 2011 census in England and Wales took place on 27th March 2011. It provides a snapshot of the population and its characteristics on that day.
Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology is available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2011/index.html
Identification Number: KS301-NRD
Authoring Entity: Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
Copyright: © Crown Copyright 2012
Date of Production: 2012-12-11
General health – General health is a self-assessment of a person’s general state of health. People were asked to assess whether their health was very good, good, fair, bad or very bad. This assessment is not based on a person’s health over any specified period of time.
Long-term health problem or disability – A long-term health problem or disability that limits a person’s day-to-day activities, and has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months. This includes problems that are related to old age. People were asked to assess whether their daily activities were limited a lot or a little by such a health problem, or whether their daily activities were not limited at all.
Provision of unpaid care – A person is a provider of unpaid care if they look after or give help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or problems related to old age. This does not include any activities as part of paid employment. No distinction is made about whether any care that a person provides is within their own household or outside of the household, so no explicit link can be made about whether the care provided is for a person within the household who has poor general health or a long-term health problem or disability.
Usual resident – The main population base for outputs from the 2011 Census is the usual resident population as at census day 27 March 2011. Although the population base for enumeration included non-UK short-term residents, this population is analysed separately and is not included in the main outputs from the 2011 Census. All outputs, unless specified, are produced using only usual residents of the UK. For 2011 Census purposes, a usual resident of the UK is anyone who, on census day, was in the UK and had stayed or intended to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months or more, or had a permanent UK address and was outside the UK and intended to be outside the UK for less than 12 months.