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Overseas born - Unpaid childcare

In 2011, 913 overseas born people in the City of Burnside, provided unpaid care for children other than their own.

The role of unpaid childcare in the City of Burnside 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. Some overseas-born communities, particularly those with multiple generations speaking the same language, may have a higher level of extended family care for children than the wider population.

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 Unpaid Care to an aged or disabled person.

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.

People born overseas aged 15+

Unpaid childcare
City of Burnside - Overseas born20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Adelaide SDNumber%Adelaide SD2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid child care (all)3,03328.726.22,58026.825.7+453
Cared for own child/ren2,12020.117.61,68217.516.3+438
Cared for other child/ren8347.98.08218.58.7+13
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren790.70.6770.80.7+2
No unpaid child care provided7,27468.969.76,67969.369.3+595
Not stated2502.44.13773.95.0-127

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, Adelaide SD: 4.1% No unpaid child care provided, Adelaide SD: 69.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Adelaide SD: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, Adelaide SD: 8.0% Cared for own child/ren, Adelaide SD: 17.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), Adelaide SD: 26.2% Not stated, City of Burnside: 2.4% No unpaid child care provided, City of Burnside: 68.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Burnside: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, City of Burnside: 7.9% Cared for own child/ren, City of Burnside: 20.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Burnside: 28.7%
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, City of Burnside: -127 No unpaid child care provided, City of Burnside: +595 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Burnside: +2 Cared for other child/ren, City of Burnside: +13 Cared for own child/ren, City of Burnside: +438 Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Burnside: +453
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 overseas born population in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to Adelaide SD shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 28.7% of the overseas born population provided unpaid child care, compared with 26.2% for Adelaide SD.

The major difference between the share of the overseas born population providing unpaid child care in the City of Burnside and Adelaide SD was:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (20.1% compared to 17.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of overseas born people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in the City of Burnside increased by 453 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • No unpaid child care provided (+595 persons)
  • Cared for own child/ren (+438 persons)

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