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Unpaid childcare

3,973 people in Camden Council area provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Camden Council area 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
Camden Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)15,24835.527.313,67937.026.3+1,569
Cared for own child/ren
11,27526.220.010,22327.719.1+1,052
Cared for other child/ren
3,4608.16.62,9227.96.5+538
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
5131.20.75341.40.8-21
No unpaid child care provided
25,34659.064.820,94456.763.6+4,402
Not stated
2,3615.57.92,3356.310.1+26

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, Greater Sydney: 7.9% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Sydney: 64.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Sydney: 6.6% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Sydney: 20.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Sydney: 27.3% Not stated, Camden Council area: 5.5% No unpaid child care provided, Camden Council area: 59.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Camden Council area: 1.2% Cared for other child/ren, Camden Council area: 8.1% Cared for own child/ren, Camden Council area: 26.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Camden Council area: 35.5%
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, Camden Council area: +26 No unpaid child care provided, Camden Council area: +4,402 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Camden Council area: -21 Cared for other child/ren, Camden Council area: +538 Cared for own child/ren, Camden Council area: +1,052 Provided unpaid child care (all), Camden Council area: +1,569
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 Camden Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 35.5% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.3% for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (26.2% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (8.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (59.0% compared to 64.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Camden Council area increased by 1,569 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+4,402 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+1,052 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+538 persons)

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