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Key statistics - NSW Carers Register

Summary

  • The number of authorised carers has decreased since June 2018, this is is due to data remediation by agencies.
  • 13% of Authorised Carers identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • 62% of Carers are Female and 38% are Male
  • 53% of Household members are over 18 years of age and require a Working With Children Check
  • FACS manages slightly more than half of the households in the Carers Register
  • Data represents a snapshot at the end each quarter apart from Cancelled/Surrendered/Refused/Withdrawn data, which covers this quarter compared to the same quarter last year. 
  • Some carers may be authorised by more than one agency

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 30 June 2019

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Carers and applicants - cancelled or withdrawn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 applications 1711
Number of carer applicants 2618

 

Carer applications refused or withdrawn
Status April–June 2018 April–June  2019
Refused 90 72
Withdrawn – no concerns  321 334
Withdrawn with concerns  54 43