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Unpaid childcare

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16,201 people in City of Canterbury Bankstown provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)71,45426.027.365,72726.027.3+5,727
Cared for own child/ren
55,25320.120.349,81419.720.0+5,439
Cared for other child/ren
14,9435.46.414,7765.86.6+167
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1,2580.50.61,1370.40.7+121
No unpaid child care provided
182,83666.465.2163,83764.864.8+18,999
Not stated
20,9737.67.523,2379.27.9-2,264

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, Greater Sydney: 7.5% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Sydney: 65.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Sydney: 20.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Sydney: 27.3% Not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.6% No unpaid child care provided, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 66.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.5% Cared for other child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.4% Cared for own child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 20.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 26.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -2,264 No unpaid child care provided, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +18,999 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +121 Cared for other child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +167 Cared for own child/ren, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +5,439 Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +5,727
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 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.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney was:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (66.4% compared to 65.2%)

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 5,727 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in City of Canterbury Bankstown, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+18,999 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+5,439 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+167 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (+121 persons)

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