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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?

1,239 people in Broken Hill City provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Broken Hill City 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
Broken Hill City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Provided unpaid child care (all)3,58924.327.13,76324.828.0-174
Cared for own child/ren2,35015.918.32,52516.619.0-175
Cared for other child/ren1,1417.77.91,1297.47.9+12
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren980.70.81090.71.0-11
No unpaid child care provided9,65765.463.39,66763.764.2-10
Not stated1,50910.29.61,74611.57.8-237

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, Regional NSW: 9.6% No unpaid child care provided, Regional NSW: 63.3% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Regional NSW: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Regional NSW: 7.9% Cared for own child/ren, Regional NSW: 18.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Regional NSW: 27.1% Not stated, Broken Hill City: 10.2% No unpaid child care provided, Broken Hill City: 65.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Broken Hill City: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Broken Hill City: 7.7% Cared for own child/ren, Broken Hill City: 15.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Broken Hill City: 24.3%
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, Broken Hill City: -237 No unpaid child care provided, Broken Hill City: -10 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Broken Hill City: -11 Cared for other child/ren, Broken Hill City: +12 Cared for own child/ren, Broken Hill City: -175 Provided unpaid child care (all), Broken Hill City: -174
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 Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 24.3% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.1% for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Broken Hill City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (65.4% compared to 63.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (15.9% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Broken Hill City decreased by 174 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Cared for their own child/ren (-175 persons)

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