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1,146 people in Wantirna South provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)3,62724.228.93,70725.229.3-80
Cared for own child/ren
2,48116.520.62,67018.121.3-189
Cared for other child/ren
1,0597.17.49426.46.9+117
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
870.61.0950.61.1-8
No unpaid child care provided
10,76771.766.110,10068.564.6+667
Not stated
6234.15.09306.36.2-307

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, 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% Not stated, Wantirna South: 4.1% No unpaid child care provided, Wantirna South: 71.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Wantirna South: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, Wantirna South: 7.1% Cared for own child/ren, Wantirna South: 16.5% Provided unpaid child care (all), Wantirna South: 24.2%
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 Not stated, Wantirna South: -307 No unpaid child care provided, Wantirna South: +667 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Wantirna South: -8 Cared for other child/ren, Wantirna South: +117 Cared for own child/ren, Wantirna South: -189 Provided unpaid child care (all), Wantirna South: -80
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 Wantirna South in 2011 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, 24.2% 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 (71.7% compared to 66.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (16.5% 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 decreased by 80 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+667 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (-189 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+117 persons)