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Need for assistance - Unpaid childcare

284 people needing assistance in the City of Knox provide unpaid care for children other than their own.

The role of unpaid childcare in the City of Knox 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 (e.g. grandparents caring for grandchildren, family day care).

The level of unpaid child care among those with a disability can provide an insight into the level of demand for in-home assistance services, and school services.

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.

People with a need for assistance aged 15 years and over.

Unpaid childcare
City of Knox - Need for assistance20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid child care (all)5149.29.43808.48.5+134
Cared for own child/ren2304.14.11603.53.7+70
Cared for other child/ren2714.95.02084.64.6+63
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren130.20.2120.30.3+1
No unpaid child care provided4,59882.583.13,73482.881.2+864
Not stated4598.27.63978.810.3+62

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 No unpaid child care provided, Greater Melbourne: 83.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Melbourne: 9.4% No unpaid child care provided, City of Knox: 82.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Knox: 0.2% Cared for other child/ren, City of Knox: 4.9% Cared for own child/ren, City of Knox: 4.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Knox: 9.2%
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 No unpaid child care provided, City of Knox: +864 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Knox: +1 Cared for other child/ren, City of Knox: +63 Cared for own child/ren, City of Knox: +70 Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Knox: +134
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 people needing assistance in the City of Knox 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, 9.2% of the population needing assistance provided unpaid child care, compared with 9.4% for Greater Melbourne.

There were no major differences between City of Knox and Greater Melbourne in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people needing assistance who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in City of Knox increased by 134 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • No unpaid child care provided (+864 persons)
  • Provided unpaid child care (all) (+134 persons)
  • Cared for own child/ren (+70 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+63 persons)