*Correction: In the Confidence Intervals subsection of Appendix A in this report (page 11) it is stated that weights have been used to calculate national, regional and council type estimates and confidence intervals. This is incorrect: no weighting has been applied in the calculation of these results. The HSCIC would like to apologise for this error and any inconvenience this may have caused.
The 2014-15 edition of this report does use weights to calculate aggregate estimates and confidence intervals. Weighted 2012-13 aggregate data are provided with this report, which is at www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/psscarersurvey1415 (available from 09:30 on 16 September 2015).
The Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England is a biennial survey, undertaken by councils, which took place in its current format for the first time in 2012-13. Carers' thoughts and opinions were sought on a number of topics that are considered to be indicative of a balanced life alongside their caring role.