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West Ward
Unpaid childcare

2,601 people in West Ward provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in West 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
West 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)8,86528.126.28,20227.425.9+663
Cared for own child/ren
6,26419.819.65,75119.219.1+513
Cared for other child/ren
2,3957.66.12,2907.76.3+105
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
2060.70.51610.50.5+45
No unpaid child care provided
20,25064.165.019,29464.564.0+956
Not stated
2,4897.98.82,4088.110.1+81

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, West Ward: 7.9% No unpaid child care provided, West Ward: 64.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, West Ward: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, West Ward: 7.6% Cared for own child/ren, West Ward: 19.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), West Ward: 28.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, West Ward: +81 No unpaid child care provided, West Ward: +956 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, West Ward: +45 Cared for other child/ren, West Ward: +105 Cared for own child/ren, West Ward: +513 Provided unpaid child care (all), West Ward: +663
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 West Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 28.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 26.2% for Bankstown City.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in West Ward and Bankstown City was:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (7.6% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in West Ward increased by 663 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+956 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+513 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+105 persons)