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South East Overlay

Unpaid childcare

234 people in South East Overlay provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in South East Overlay 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
South East Overlay - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)53511.711.651011.811.1+25
Cared for own child/ren
3016.66.82916.76.1+10
Cared for other child/ren
2265.04.61974.64.7+29
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
80.20.2220.50.3-14
No unpaid child care provided
3,46676.076.83,19373.873.3+273
Not stated
56012.311.662614.515.7-66

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid childcare, 2011
Unpaid childcare, 2011 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 11.6% No unpaid child care provided, City of Adelaide: 76.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Adelaide: 0.2% Cared for other child/ren, City of Adelaide: 4.6% Cared for own child/ren, City of Adelaide: 6.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Adelaide: 11.6% Not stated, South East Overlay: 12.3% No unpaid child care provided, South East Overlay: 76.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, South East Overlay: 0.2% Cared for other child/ren, South East Overlay: 5.0% Cared for own child/ren, South East Overlay: 6.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), South East Overlay: 11.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, South East Overlay: -66 No unpaid child care provided, South East Overlay: +273 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, South East Overlay: -14 Cared for other child/ren, South East Overlay: +29 Cared for own child/ren, South East Overlay: +10 Provided unpaid child care (all), South East Overlay: +25
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 South East Overlay in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 11.7% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 11.6% for the City of Adelaide.

There were no major differences between South East Overlay and City of Adelaide in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in South East Overlay increased by 25 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid child care in South East Overlay, between 2006 and 2011 was those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+273 persons)