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10,151 people in the City of Knox provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

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 (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
City of Knox - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)35,16028.927.034,20329.326.5+957
Cared for own child/ren
25,00920.619.724,92321.319.0+86
Cared for other child/ren
8,9587.46.68,0266.96.6+932
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1,1931.00.81,2541.10.9-61
No unpaid child care provided
80,47066.165.775,43464.664.4+5,036
Not stated
6,0245.07.37,2016.29.1-1,177

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, City of Knox: 5.0% No unpaid child care provided, City of Knox: 66.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Knox: 1.0% Cared for other child/ren, City of Knox: 7.4% Cared for own child/ren, City of Knox: 20.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Knox: 28.9%
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, City of Knox: -1,177 No unpaid child care provided, City of Knox: +5,036 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Knox: -61 Cared for other child/ren, City of Knox: +932 Cared for own child/ren, City of Knox: +86 Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Knox: +957
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 the City of Knox in 2011 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, 28.9% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.0% for Greater Melbourne.

There were no major differences between City of Knox 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 City of Knox increased by 957 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+5,036 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+932 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+86 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-61 persons)