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9,454 people in Bankstown City provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Bankstown City 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
Bankstown City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)37,43926.227.334,47225.926.3+2,967
Cared for own child/ren
27,98519.620.025,42019.119.1+2,565
Cared for other child/ren
8,7236.16.68,3956.36.5+328
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
7310.50.76570.50.8+74
No unpaid child care provided
92,82765.064.885,14764.063.6+7,680
Not stated
12,5388.87.913,45910.110.1-921

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, Greater Sydney: 7.9% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Sydney: 64.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Sydney: 6.6% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Sydney: 20.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Sydney: 27.3% Not stated, Bankstown City: 8.8% No unpaid child care provided, Bankstown City: 65.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Bankstown City: 0.5% Cared for other child/ren, Bankstown City: 6.1% Cared for own child/ren, Bankstown City: 19.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), Bankstown City: 26.2%
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, Bankstown City: -921 No unpaid child care provided, Bankstown City: +7,680 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Bankstown City: +74 Cared for other child/ren, Bankstown City: +328 Cared for own child/ren, Bankstown City: +2,565 Provided unpaid child care (all), Bankstown City: +2,967
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 Bankstown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 26.2% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.3% for Greater Sydney.

There were no major differences between Bankstown City and Greater Sydney in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Bankstown City increased by 2,967 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+7,680 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+2,565 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+328 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (+74 persons)