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Wantirna South

Unpaid childcare

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1,302 people in Wantirna South provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Wantirna South 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
Wantirna South - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)4,24625.928.93,62624.228.9+620
Cared for own child/ren
2,94417.920.62,48016.520.6+464
Cared for other child/ren
1,2397.67.61,0597.17.4+180
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
630.40.7860.61.0-23
No unpaid child care provided
11,48070.065.810,76671.766.1+714
Not stated
6834.25.36224.15.0+61

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid childcare, 2016
Unpaid childcare, 2016 Not stated, City of Knox: 5.3% No unpaid child care provided, City of Knox: 65.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Knox: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, City of Knox: 7.6% Cared for own child/ren, City of Knox: 20.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Knox: 28.9% Not stated, Wantirna South: 4.2% No unpaid child care provided, Wantirna South: 70.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Wantirna South: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, Wantirna South: 7.6% Cared for own child/ren, Wantirna South: 17.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Wantirna South: 25.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Wantirna South: +61 No unpaid child care provided, Wantirna South: +714 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Wantirna South: -23 Cared for other child/ren, Wantirna South: +180 Cared for own child/ren, Wantirna South: +464 Provided unpaid child care (all), Wantirna South: +620
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Wantirna South in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 25.9% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 28.9% for the City of Knox.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Wantirna South and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (70.0% compared to 65.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (17.9% compared to 20.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Wantirna South increased by 620 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Wantirna South, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+714 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+464 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+180 persons)

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