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Semaphore Park Ward

Unpaid childcare

1,118 people in Semaphore Park Ward provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Semaphore Park 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
Semaphore Park 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)2,48624.325.62,36222.825.0+124
Cared for own child/ren
1,36813.417.11,31112.616.2+57
Cared for other child/ren
1,04510.27.89809.48.0+65
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
730.70.7710.70.8+2
No unpaid child care provided
7,05968.967.67,19869.466.8-139
Not stated
7006.86.98167.98.2-116

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 Ward: 6.8% No unpaid child care provided, Semaphore Park Ward: 68.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Semaphore Park Ward: 10.2% Cared for own child/ren, Semaphore Park Ward: 13.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), Semaphore Park Ward: 24.3%
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 Ward: -116 No unpaid child care provided, Semaphore Park Ward: -139 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Semaphore Park Ward: +2 Cared for other child/ren, Semaphore Park Ward: +65 Cared for own child/ren, Semaphore Park Ward: +57 Provided unpaid child care (all), Semaphore Park Ward: +124
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 Ward 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, 24.3% 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 Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (10.2% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (68.9% compared to 67.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (13.4% 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 Ward increased by 124 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (-139 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+65 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+57 persons)