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Key statistics - NSW Carers Register

Summary

  • The number of authorised carers has remained stable since June 2019
  • 13% of authorised carers identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • 62% of authorised carers are female 38% of authorised carers are male 0.01% of authorised carers are Gender X
  • 51% of household members are over 18 years and require a Working With Children Check
  • FACS and NGOs each manage 50% of the households in the Carers Register

If you would like more information on the Carers Register, please email us on carers-register@kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au 

Carers Register this quarter

Statistics at 1 January 2020

18,860 authorised carers and 12,561 household members are currently on the Carers Register
Number of current authorised carers and household members
13% of Carers identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Carers - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
62% of authorised carers are female, 38% male
Carers - gender

5,957 carer households managed by an NGO, 6,156 managed by FACS
Households managed by NGOs or FACS
51% of carer household members are over 18 and require a Working With Children Check
Adult household members

Carers and applicants

Carers and applicants - cancelled or withdrawn

Tables – applications

Current applications
Number of household applications1,718
Number of carer applicants2,684

 

Carer applications refused or withdrawn
StatusOctober–December 2018October–December 2019
Refused7082
Withdrawn – no concerns 303358
Withdrawn with concerns 5750