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2,325 people in East Ward provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in East Ward 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
East Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)10,78526.026.29,62625.425.9+1,159
Cared for own child/ren
8,46020.419.67,47419.719.1+986
Cared for other child/ren
2,1135.16.12,0615.46.3+52
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
2120.50.5910.20.5+121
No unpaid child care provided
26,57964.065.023,86362.964.0+2,717
Not stated
4,17210.08.84,44611.710.1-274

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, 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% Not stated, East Ward: 10.0% No unpaid child care provided, East Ward: 64.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, East Ward: 0.5% Cared for other child/ren, East Ward: 5.1% Cared for own child/ren, East Ward: 20.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), East Ward: 26.0%
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, East Ward: -274 No unpaid child care provided, East Ward: +2,717 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, East Ward: +121 Cared for other child/ren, East Ward: +52 Cared for own child/ren, East Ward: +986 Provided unpaid child care (all), East Ward: +1,159
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 East Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 26.0% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 26.2% for Bankstown City.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in East Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (5.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (64.0% compared to 65.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in East Ward increased by 1,159 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+2,717 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+986 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (+121 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+52 persons)