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489 people in Kings Park provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Kings Park 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
Kings Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)1,58324.024.51,61323.925.1-30
Cared for own child/ren
1,09416.618.21,18017.518.7-86
Cared for other child/ren
4647.05.94086.05.9+56
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
250.40.4250.40.40
No unpaid child care provided
4,36366.166.14,47766.465.1-114
Not stated
6519.99.46579.79.8-6

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 Brimbank: 9.4% No unpaid child care provided, City of Brimbank: 66.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Brimbank: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Cared for own child/ren, City of Brimbank: 18.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Brimbank: 24.5% Not stated, Kings Park: 9.9% No unpaid child care provided, Kings Park: 66.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Kings Park: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, Kings Park: 7.0% Cared for own child/ren, Kings Park: 16.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), Kings Park: 24.0%
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, Kings Park: -6 No unpaid child care provided, Kings Park: -114 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Kings Park: 0 Cared for other child/ren, Kings Park: +56 Cared for own child/ren, Kings Park: -86 Provided unpaid child care (all), Kings Park: -30
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 Kings Park in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 24.0% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 24.5% for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Kings Park and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (7.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (16.6% compared to 18.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Kings Park decreased by 30 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (-114 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (-86 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+56 persons)