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Hobsons Bay City

Unpaid childcare

4,790 people in Hobsons Bay City provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)18,32026.727.017,77927.126.5+541
Cared for own child/ren
13,53019.719.712,83319.519.0+697
Cared for other child/ren
4,2626.26.64,3476.66.6-85
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
5280.80.85990.90.9-71
No unpaid child care provided
44,90365.465.742,16164.264.4+2,742
Not stated
5,4347.97.35,7198.79.1-285

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Melbourne: 65.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 6.6% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 19.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Melbourne: 27.0% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% No unpaid child care provided, Hobsons Bay City: 65.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Hobsons Bay City: 6.2% Cared for own child/ren, Hobsons Bay City: 19.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), Hobsons Bay City: 26.7%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -285 No unpaid child care provided, Hobsons Bay City: +2,742 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Hobsons Bay City: -71 Cared for other child/ren, Hobsons Bay City: -85 Cared for own child/ren, Hobsons Bay City: +697 Provided unpaid child care (all), Hobsons Bay City: +541
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 26.7% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.0% for Greater Melbourne.

There were no major differences between Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Hobsons Bay City increased by 541 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+2,742 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+697 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (-85 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-71 persons)