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Unpaid childcare

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9,579 people in the Frankston City provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in the Frankston City 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
Frankston City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)32,40329.727.529,74929.127.0+2,654
Cared for own child/ren
22,82420.920.320,77620.319.7+2,048
Cared for other child/ren
8,5657.86.57,8457.76.6+720
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1,0140.90.71,1281.10.8-114
No unpaid child care provided
67,79362.165.264,57763.265.7+3,216
Not stated
8,9158.27.37,8247.77.3+1,091

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Melbourne: 65.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 20.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Melbourne: 27.5% Not stated, Frankston City: 8.2% No unpaid child care provided, Frankston City: 62.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Frankston City: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Frankston City: 7.8% Cared for own child/ren, Frankston City: 20.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Frankston City: 29.7%
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, Frankston City: +1,091 No unpaid child care provided, Frankston City: +3,216 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Frankston City: -114 Cared for other child/ren, Frankston City: +720 Cared for own child/ren, Frankston City: +2,048 Provided unpaid child care (all), Frankston City: +2,654
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 the Frankston City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.7% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.5% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in the Frankston City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (7.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (62.1% compared to 65.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Frankston City increased by 2,654 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+3,216 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+2,048 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+720 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-114 persons)

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