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South West Overlay

Unpaid childcare

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120 people in South West Overlay provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

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 - 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)37112.111.828012.411.6+90
Cared for own child/ren
2508.26.91868.26.8+64
Cared for other child/ren
1143.74.5944.24.6+20
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
60.20.300.00.2+6
No unpaid child care provided
2,38677.776.31,78979.076.8+597
Not stated
31210.211.91948.611.6+118

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, South West Overlay: 10.2% No unpaid child care provided, South West Overlay: 77.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, South West Overlay: 0.2% Cared for other child/ren, South West Overlay: 3.7% Cared for own child/ren, South West Overlay: 8.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), South West Overlay: 12.1%
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, South West Overlay: +118 No unpaid child care provided, South West Overlay: +597 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, South West Overlay: +6 Cared for other child/ren, South West Overlay: +20 Cared for own child/ren, South West Overlay: +64 Provided unpaid child care (all), South West Overlay: +90
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 South West Overlay in 2016 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, 12.1% 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 South West Overlay and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (77.7% compared to 76.3%)
  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (8.2% compared to 6.9%)

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 91 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in South West Overlay, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+597 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+64 persons)

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