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Upper North Adelaide

Unpaid childcare

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

315 people in Upper North Adelaide provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Upper North Adelaide is determined by many different factors. For example areas with high levels of unpaid child care may have a dominance of single income families with one significant earner, or there could be a lack of provision of paid child care in the area. The level to which people care for others children can also indicate the role of extended family (eg. grandparents caring for grandchildren, family day care).

The role of unpaid child care is a complex one so this topic should be viewed in conjunction with several others, including Household Type, Employment, Household Income and Educational Attendance.

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last two weeks did the person spend time looking after a child, without pay?', which specifically asks respondents to differentiate between caring for their own children and caring for others children.

Persons aged 15 years and over.

Unpaid childcare
Upper North Adelaide - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)69616.111.869016.911.6+6
Cared for own child/ren
3818.86.940710.06.8-26
Cared for other child/ren
2936.84.52646.54.6+29
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
220.50.3190.50.2+3
No unpaid child care provided
3,19273.676.33,04974.776.8+143
Not stated
44810.311.93438.411.6+105

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid childcare, 2016
Unpaid childcare, 2016 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 11.9% No unpaid child care provided, City of Adelaide: 76.3% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Adelaide: 0.3% Cared for other child/ren, City of Adelaide: 4.5% Cared for own child/ren, City of Adelaide: 6.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Adelaide: 11.8% Not stated, Upper North Adelaide: 10.3% No unpaid child care provided, Upper North Adelaide: 73.6% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Upper North Adelaide: 0.5% Cared for other child/ren, Upper North Adelaide: 6.8% Cared for own child/ren, Upper North Adelaide: 8.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), Upper North Adelaide: 16.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Upper North Adelaide: +105 No unpaid child care provided, Upper North Adelaide: +143 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Upper North Adelaide: +3 Cared for other child/ren, Upper North Adelaide: +29 Cared for own child/ren, Upper North Adelaide: -26 Provided unpaid child care (all), Upper North Adelaide: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid child care provided by the population in Upper North Adelaide in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 16.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 11.8% for the City of Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Upper North Adelaide and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (6.8% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (8.8% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (73.6% compared to 76.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Upper North Adelaide increased by 6 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Upper North Adelaide, between 2011 and 2016 was those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+143 persons)

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