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Balwyn North

Unpaid childcare

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

1,139 people in Balwyn North provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Balwyn North 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
Balwyn North - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Provided unpaid child care (all)4,73728.827.74,71229.127.2+25
Cared for own child/ren3,59721.920.23,45221.319.7+145
Cared for other child/ren1,0796.66.91,1417.06.7-62
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren600.40.61170.70.8-58
No unpaid child care provided10,92666.466.510,73766.267.1+189
Not stated8014.95.97634.75.7+38

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 Boroondara: 5.9% No unpaid child care provided, City of Boroondara: 66.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, City of Boroondara: 6.9% Cared for own child/ren, City of Boroondara: 20.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Boroondara: 27.7% Not stated, Balwyn North: 4.9% No unpaid child care provided, Balwyn North: 66.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Balwyn North: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, Balwyn North: 6.6% Cared for own child/ren, Balwyn North: 21.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Balwyn North: 28.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Balwyn North: +38 No unpaid child care provided, Balwyn North: +189 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Balwyn North: -58 Cared for other child/ren, Balwyn North: -62 Cared for own child/ren, Balwyn North: +145 Provided unpaid child care (all), Balwyn North: +25
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 Balwyn North in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 28.8% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.7% for the City of Boroondara.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Balwyn North and the City of Boroondara was:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (21.9% compared to 20.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Balwyn North increased by 25 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+189 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+145 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (-62 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-58 persons)

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