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Fraser Rise

Unpaid childcare

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

186 people in Fraser Rise provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Fraser Rise 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
Fraser Rise - 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)1,09637.333.71628.333.8+1,080
Cared for own child/ren
90930.926.41017.926.6+899
Cared for other child/ren
1705.86.6510.46.4+165
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
160.60.700.00.8+16
No unpaid child care provided
1,63755.857.93766.558.4+1,600
Not stated
2036.98.425.27.9+201

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, Fraser Rise: 6.9% No unpaid child care provided, Fraser Rise: 55.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Fraser Rise: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, Fraser Rise: 5.8% Cared for own child/ren, Fraser Rise: 30.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Fraser Rise: 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, Fraser Rise: +201 No unpaid child care provided, Fraser Rise: +1,600 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Fraser Rise: +16 Cared for other child/ren, Fraser Rise: +165 Cared for own child/ren, Fraser Rise: +899 Provided unpaid child care (all), Fraser Rise: +1,080
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 Fraser Rise 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 Fraser Rise and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (30.9% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (55.8% 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 Fraser Rise increased by 1,080 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+1,600 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+899 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+165 persons)

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