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Botanic Ridge - Junction Village

Unpaid childcare

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313 people in Botanic Ridge - Junction Village provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Botanic Ridge - Junction Village 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
Botanic Ridge - Junction Village - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)1,38137.132.069631.531.7+685
Cared for own child/ren
1,06728.724.652323.724.4+545
Cared for other child/ren
2807.66.61526.96.4+129
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
330.90.8210.90.9+12
No unpaid child care provided
2,01754.261.41,32159.861.9+695
Not stated
3208.66.61928.76.4+128

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, City of Casey: 6.6% No unpaid child care provided, City of Casey: 61.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Casey: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, City of Casey: 6.6% Cared for own child/ren, City of Casey: 24.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Casey: 32.0% Not stated, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: 8.6% No unpaid child care provided, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: 54.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: 7.6% Cared for own child/ren, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: 28.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: 37.1%
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, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: +128 No unpaid child care provided, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: +695 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: +12 Cared for other child/ren, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: +129 Cared for own child/ren, Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: +545 Provided unpaid child care (all), Botanic Ridge - Junction Village: +685
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 Botanic Ridge - Junction Village in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 37.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 32.0% for the City of Casey.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Botanic Ridge - Junction Village and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (28.7% compared to 24.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (54.2% compared to 61.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Botanic Ridge - Junction Village increased by 685 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Botanic Ridge - Junction Village, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+695 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+545 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+129 persons)

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