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Unpaid childcare

1,238 people in Broken Hill City provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid child care (all)3,76324.828.04,05226.028.1-289
Cared for own child/ren2,52516.619.02,68517.319.4-160
Cared for other child/ren1,1297.47.91,2227.97.6-93
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren1090.71.01450.91.1-36
No unpaid child care provided9,66763.764.29,82663.163.3-159
Not stated1,74611.57.81,68510.88.6+61

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, Regional NSW: 7.8% No unpaid child care provided, Regional NSW: 64.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Regional NSW: 1.0% Cared for other child/ren, Regional NSW: 7.9% Cared for own child/ren, Regional NSW: 19.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Regional NSW: 28.0% Not stated, Broken Hill City: 11.5% No unpaid child care provided, Broken Hill City: 63.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Broken Hill City: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Broken Hill City: 7.4% Cared for own child/ren, Broken Hill City: 16.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), Broken Hill City: 24.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Broken Hill City: +61 No unpaid child care provided, Broken Hill City: -159 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Broken Hill City: -36 Cared for other child/ren, Broken Hill City: -93 Cared for own child/ren, Broken Hill City: -160 Provided unpaid child care (all), Broken Hill City: -289
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 Broken Hill City in 2011 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, 24.8% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 28.0% for Regional NSW.

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

  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (16.6% compared to 19.0%)

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 289 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Cared for their own child/ren (-160 persons)
  • Provided no unpaid child care (-159 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (-93 persons)

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