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Caroline Springs

Unpaid childcare

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1,149 people in Caroline Springs provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Caroline Springs 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
Caroline Springs - 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)6,58537.333.75,81939.933.8+765
Cared for own child/ren
5,43630.826.44,89433.526.6+542
Cared for other child/ren
1,0375.96.67965.56.4+241
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1120.60.71290.90.8-17
No unpaid child care provided
9,89056.057.97,99854.858.4+1,892
Not stated
1,1856.78.47775.37.9+408

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, Caroline Springs: 6.7% No unpaid child care provided, Caroline Springs: 56.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Caroline Springs: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, Caroline Springs: 5.9% Cared for own child/ren, Caroline Springs: 30.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), Caroline Springs: 37.3%
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, Caroline Springs: +408 No unpaid child care provided, Caroline Springs: +1,892 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Caroline Springs: -17 Cared for other child/ren, Caroline Springs: +241 Cared for own child/ren, Caroline Springs: +542 Provided unpaid child care (all), Caroline Springs: +765
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 Caroline Springs 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, 37.3% 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 Caroline Springs and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (30.8% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (56.0% compared to 57.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Caroline Springs increased by 766 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+1,892 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+542 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+241 persons)

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