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328 people in Semaphore Park provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Semaphore Park 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
Semaphore Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)83222.825.682722.725.0+5
Cared for own child/ren
50413.817.147913.116.2+25
Cared for other child/ren
3028.37.83148.68.0-12
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
260.70.7340.90.8-8
No unpaid child care provided
2,46967.667.62,42166.366.8+48
Not stated
3509.66.940111.08.2-51

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 Charles Sturt: 6.9% No unpaid child care provided, City of Charles Sturt: 67.6% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, City of Charles Sturt: 7.8% Cared for own child/ren, City of Charles Sturt: 17.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Charles Sturt: 25.6% Not stated, Semaphore Park: 9.6% No unpaid child care provided, Semaphore Park: 67.6% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Semaphore Park: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Semaphore Park: 8.3% Cared for own child/ren, Semaphore Park: 13.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), Semaphore Park: 22.8%
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, Semaphore Park: -51 No unpaid child care provided, Semaphore Park: +48 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Semaphore Park: -8 Cared for other child/ren, Semaphore Park: -12 Cared for own child/ren, Semaphore Park: +25 Provided unpaid child care (all), Semaphore Park: +5
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 Semaphore Park in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 22.8% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 25.6% for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Semaphore Park and the City of Charles Sturt was:

  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (13.8% compared to 17.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Semaphore Park increased by 5 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Semaphore Park between 2006 and 2011.