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Unpaid childcare

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

608 people in Canterbury provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Canterbury 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
Canterbury - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Provided unpaid child care (all)1,87528.627.71,81928.427.2+56
Cared for own child/ren1,26619.320.21,25319.519.7+13
Cared for other child/ren5808.96.95168.16.7+64
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren280.40.6490.80.8-22
No unpaid child care provided4,35666.566.54,33467.667.1+23
Not stated3194.95.92564.05.7+63

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, Canterbury: 4.9% No unpaid child care provided, Canterbury: 66.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Canterbury: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, Canterbury: 8.9% Cared for own child/ren, Canterbury: 19.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Canterbury: 28.6%
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, Canterbury: +63 No unpaid child care provided, Canterbury: +23 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Canterbury: -22 Cared for other child/ren, Canterbury: +64 Cared for own child/ren, Canterbury: +13 Provided unpaid child care (all), Canterbury: +56
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 Canterbury 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, 28.6% 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 Canterbury and the City of Boroondara was:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (8.9% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Canterbury increased by 56 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Canterbury, between 2011 and 2016 was those who:

  • Cared for other child/ren (+64 persons)

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