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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Unpaid childcare

15,913 people in City of Canterbury Bankstown provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in City of Canterbury Bankstown 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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - 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)65,72726.027.359,38925.126.3+6,338
Cared for own child/ren
49,81419.720.044,34518.719.1+5,469
Cared for other child/ren
14,7765.86.613,9845.96.5+791
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1,1370.40.71,0590.40.8+77
No unpaid child care provided
163,83764.864.8151,98264.363.6+11,855
Not stated
23,2379.27.925,17510.610.1-1,939

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.2% No unpaid child care provided, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 64.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.8% Cared for own child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 19.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 26.0%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -1,939 No unpaid child care provided, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +11,855 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +77 Cared for other child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +791 Cared for own child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +5,469 Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +6,338
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 26.0% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.3% for Greater Sydney.

There were no major differences between City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 6,338 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+11,855 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+5,469 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+791 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (+77 persons)

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