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1,039 people in Henley Ward provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Henley Ward 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
Henley Ward - (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)2,99728.125.62,69626.425.0+301
Cared for own child/ren
1,95818.417.11,70116.716.2+257
Cared for other child/ren
9348.87.89219.08.0+13
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1051.00.7740.70.8+31
No unpaid child care provided
7,02265.967.66,73666.066.8+286
Not stated
6386.06.97737.68.2-135

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, Henley Ward: 6.0% No unpaid child care provided, Henley Ward: 65.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Henley Ward: 1.0% Cared for other child/ren, Henley Ward: 8.8% Cared for own child/ren, Henley Ward: 18.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), Henley Ward: 28.1%
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, Henley Ward: -135 No unpaid child care provided, Henley Ward: +286 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Henley Ward: +31 Cared for other child/ren, Henley Ward: +13 Cared for own child/ren, Henley Ward: +257 Provided unpaid child care (all), Henley Ward: +301
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 Henley Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 28.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 25.6% for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Henley Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (18.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (8.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (65.9% compared to 67.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Henley Ward increased by 301 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+286 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+257 persons)