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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Unpaid childcare

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453 people in Burnside - Burnside Heights provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Burnside - Burnside Heights 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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)2,78535.033.72,34533.633.8+440
Cared for own child/ren
2,33229.326.41,90827.326.6+423
Cared for other child/ren
4205.36.63915.66.4+28
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
330.40.7440.60.8-12
No unpaid child care provided
4,74059.657.94,23360.658.4+506
Not stated
4255.38.44105.97.9+14

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 Melton: 8.4% No unpaid child care provided, City of Melton: 57.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Melton: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, City of Melton: 6.6% Cared for own child/ren, City of Melton: 26.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Melton: 33.7% Not stated, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.3% No unpaid child care provided, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 59.6% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.3% Cared for own child/ren, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 29.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Burnside - Burnside Heights: 35.0%
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, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +14 No unpaid child care provided, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +506 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Burnside - Burnside Heights: -12 Cared for other child/ren, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +28 Cared for own child/ren, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +423 Provided unpaid child care (all), Burnside - Burnside Heights: +440
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 35.0% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 33.7% for City of Melton.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Burnside - Burnside Heights and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (29.3% compared to 26.4%)
  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (59.6% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (5.3% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Burnside - Burnside Heights increased by 440 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+506 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+423 persons)

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