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Cranbourne West

Unpaid childcare

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734 people in Cranbourne West provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Cranbourne West 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 West - 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)4,11936.932.02,32036.531.7+1,799
Cared for own child/ren
3,38530.324.61,83528.824.4+1,550
Cared for other child/ren
6585.96.64076.46.4+251
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
760.70.8781.20.9-2
No unpaid child care provided
6,34756.961.43,60656.761.9+2,741
Not stated
6906.26.64366.96.4+254

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, Cranbourne West: 6.2% No unpaid child care provided, Cranbourne West: 56.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Cranbourne West: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Cranbourne West: 5.9% Cared for own child/ren, Cranbourne West: 30.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Cranbourne West: 36.9%
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, Cranbourne West: +254 No unpaid child care provided, Cranbourne West: +2,741 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Cranbourne West: -2 Cared for other child/ren, Cranbourne West: +251 Cared for own child/ren, Cranbourne West: +1,550 Provided unpaid child care (all), Cranbourne West: +1,799
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 Cranbourne West 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, 36.9% 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 Cranbourne West and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (30.3% compared to 24.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (56.9% 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 Cranbourne West increased by 1,799 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+2,741 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+1,550 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+251 persons)

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