Table 1: Carer and patient demographic data.

DemographicsCaregiverPatients with PD
n %n %

Region
 Metropolitan17463.517463.5
 Rural10036.510036.5
Gender
 Female17764.610337.6
 Male8430.717162.4
Marital status
 Never married114.041.5
 Married/de facto24288.324188.0
 Separated82.941.5
 Widowed00.0165.8
 Divorced00.093.3
Relationship
 Spouse/partner22782.8
 Child259.1
 Sibling31.1
 Friend20.7
 Other41.5
Employment
 Employed7226.3
 Unemployed20.7
 Retired/pensioner15255.5
 Carer248.8
 Other103.6
Education
 No formal education20.7
 Preyear 105319.3
 Secondary school certificate5921.5
 TAFE6021.9
 University8129.6
 Other51.8

TAFE: Technical and further education; PD: Parkinson’s disease.