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West Croydon and District

Unpaid childcare

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503 people in West Croydon and District provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in West Croydon and District 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
West Croydon and District - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)2,01624.625.22,05425.325.6-38
Cared for own child/ren
1,51318.417.21,50118.517.1+11
Cared for other child/ren
4775.87.44866.07.8-10
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
260.30.6650.80.7-39
No unpaid child care provided
5,63168.668.55,49367.667.6+139
Not stated
5616.86.35767.16.9-16

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 Charles Sturt: 6.3% No unpaid child care provided, City of Charles Sturt: 68.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, City of Charles Sturt: 7.4% Cared for own child/ren, City of Charles Sturt: 17.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Charles Sturt: 25.2% Not stated, West Croydon and District: 6.8% No unpaid child care provided, West Croydon and District: 68.6% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, West Croydon and District: 0.3% Cared for other child/ren, West Croydon and District: 5.8% Cared for own child/ren, West Croydon and District: 18.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), West Croydon and District: 24.6%
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, West Croydon and District: -16 No unpaid child care provided, West Croydon and District: +139 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, West Croydon and District: -39 Cared for other child/ren, West Croydon and District: -10 Cared for own child/ren, West Croydon and District: +11 Provided unpaid child care (all), West Croydon and District: -38
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 West Croydon and District in 2016 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, 24.6% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 25.2% for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (18.4% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (5.8% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in West Croydon and District decreased by 38 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid child care in West Croydon and District, between 2011 and 2016 was those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+139 persons)

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