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426 people in Cranbourne East provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Cranbourne East 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
Cranbourne East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)2,11435.531.71,06134.632.2+1,053
Cared for own child/ren
1,68928.324.481126.424.7+878
Cared for other child/ren
3475.86.42026.66.4+145
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
791.30.9481.61.1+30
No unpaid child care provided
3,44457.861.91,75557.259.7+1,690
Not stated
4016.76.42528.28.2+149

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, City of Casey: 6.4% No unpaid child care provided, City of Casey: 61.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Casey: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, City of Casey: 6.4% Cared for own child/ren, City of Casey: 24.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Casey: 31.7% Not stated, Cranbourne East: 6.7% No unpaid child care provided, Cranbourne East: 57.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Cranbourne East: 1.3% Cared for other child/ren, Cranbourne East: 5.8% Cared for own child/ren, Cranbourne East: 28.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Cranbourne East: 35.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Cranbourne East: +149 No unpaid child care provided, Cranbourne East: +1,690 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Cranbourne East: +30 Cared for other child/ren, Cranbourne East: +145 Cared for own child/ren, Cranbourne East: +878 Provided unpaid child care (all), Cranbourne East: +1,053
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 Cranbourne East in 2011 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, 35.5% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 31.7% for the City of Casey.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Cranbourne East and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (28.3% compared to 24.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (57.8% compared to 61.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Cranbourne East increased by 1,053 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+1,690 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+878 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+145 persons)