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Unpaid childcare

179 people in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre 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 Metropolitan Activity Centre - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)54220.029.150718.728.9+35
Cared for own child/ren
36313.420.333912.520.3+24
Cared for other child/ren
1595.97.71565.87.4+3
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
200.71.1120.41.2+8
No unpaid child care provided
1,84368.163.21,83867.761.2+5
Not stated
32211.97.736913.69.8-47

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, Frankston City: 7.7% No unpaid child care provided, Frankston City: 63.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Frankston City: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, Frankston City: 7.7% Cared for own child/ren, Frankston City: 20.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Frankston City: 29.1% Not stated, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 11.9% No unpaid child care provided, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 68.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 5.9% Cared for own child/ren, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 13.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 20.0%
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, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -47 No unpaid child care provided, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +5 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +8 Cared for other child/ren, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +3 Cared for own child/ren, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +24 Provided unpaid child care (all), Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +35
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 Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 20.0% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 29.1% for Frankston City.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (68.1% compared to 63.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (13.4% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (5.9% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre increased by 35 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.