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Cheltenham

Unpaid childcare

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214 people in Cheltenham provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)89531.031.080429.030.9+91
Cared for own child/ren
68123.622.459221.422.0+89
Cared for other child/ren
1896.57.81876.87.8+2
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
250.90.8240.91.1+1
No unpaid child care provided
1,86164.462.41,75663.462.5+105
Not stated
1344.76.62097.66.6-75

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 Bayside: 6.6% No unpaid child care provided, City of Bayside: 62.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Bayside: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, City of Bayside: 7.8% Cared for own child/ren, City of Bayside: 22.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Bayside: 31.0% Not stated, Cheltenham: 4.7% No unpaid child care provided, Cheltenham: 64.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Cheltenham: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Cheltenham: 6.5% Cared for own child/ren, Cheltenham: 23.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), Cheltenham: 31.0%
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, Cheltenham: -75 No unpaid child care provided, Cheltenham: +105 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Cheltenham: +1 Cared for other child/ren, Cheltenham: +2 Cared for own child/ren, Cheltenham: +89 Provided unpaid child care (all), Cheltenham: +91
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 Cheltenham in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 31.0% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 31.0% for City of Bayside.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Cheltenham and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (64.4% compared to 62.4%)
  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (23.6% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (6.5% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Cheltenham increased by 91 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+105 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+89 persons)

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