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South West Overlay

Unpaid childcare

95 people in South West Overlay provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in South West 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 West 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)28112.411.61999.811.1+82
Cared for own child/ren
1868.26.81115.46.1+75
Cared for other child/ren
954.24.6854.24.7+10
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
00.00.230.10.3-3
No unpaid child care provided
1,79079.076.81,51474.273.3+276
Not stated
1948.611.632816.115.7-134

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 West Overlay: 8.6% No unpaid child care provided, South West Overlay: 79.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, South West Overlay: 0.0% Cared for other child/ren, South West Overlay: 4.2% Cared for own child/ren, South West Overlay: 8.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), South West Overlay: 12.4%
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 West Overlay: -134 No unpaid child care provided, South West Overlay: +276 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, South West Overlay: -3 Cared for other child/ren, South West Overlay: +10 Cared for own child/ren, South West Overlay: +75 Provided unpaid child care (all), South West Overlay: +82
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 West Overlay in 2011 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, 12.4% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 11.6% for the City of Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in South West Overlay and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (79.0% compared to 76.8%)
  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (8.2% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in South West Overlay increased by 82 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in South West Overlay, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+276 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+75 persons)