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1,007 people in Brighton East provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Brighton East 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
Brighton East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)3,80131.530.93,46129.629.5+340
Cared for own child/ren
2,79423.222.02,55621.921.0+238
Cared for other child/ren
8617.17.87816.77.3+81
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1461.21.11251.11.2+21
No unpaid child care provided
7,52162.362.57,30662.562.2+215
Not stated
7466.26.69147.88.3-168

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 Bayside: 6.6% No unpaid child care provided, City of Bayside: 62.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Bayside: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, City of Bayside: 7.8% Cared for own child/ren, City of Bayside: 22.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Bayside: 30.9% Not stated, Brighton East: 6.2% No unpaid child care provided, Brighton East: 62.3% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Brighton East: 1.2% Cared for other child/ren, Brighton East: 7.1% Cared for own child/ren, Brighton East: 23.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Brighton East: 31.5%
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, Brighton East: -168 No unpaid child care provided, Brighton East: +215 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Brighton East: +21 Cared for other child/ren, Brighton East: +81 Cared for own child/ren, Brighton East: +238 Provided unpaid child care (all), Brighton East: +340
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 Brighton East in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 31.5% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 30.9% for City of Bayside.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Brighton East and City of Bayside was:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (23.2% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Brighton East increased by 340 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Cared for their own child/ren (+238 persons)
  • Provided no unpaid child care (+215 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+81 persons)