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385 people in Newport West provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Newport West 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
Newport West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)1,80029.526.71,58828.527.1+211
Cared for own child/ren
1,41523.219.71,18321.219.5+231
Cared for other child/ren
3375.56.23326.06.6+5
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
480.80.8731.30.9-25
No unpaid child care provided
3,82562.765.43,54663.664.2+279
Not stated
4757.87.94417.98.7+34

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, 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% Not stated, Newport West: 7.8% No unpaid child care provided, Newport West: 62.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Newport West: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Newport West: 5.5% Cared for own child/ren, Newport West: 23.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Newport West: 29.5%
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, Newport West: +34 No unpaid child care provided, Newport West: +279 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Newport West: -25 Cared for other child/ren, Newport West: +5 Cared for own child/ren, Newport West: +231 Provided unpaid child care (all), Newport West: +211
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.5% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 26.7% for Hobsons Bay City.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Newport West and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (23.2% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (62.7% compared to 65.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Newport West increased by 212 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+279 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+231 persons)