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Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt

Unpaid childcare

323 people in Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt 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
Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)97736.129.790532.628.2+72
Cared for own child/ren
65324.219.761022.018.4+43
Cared for other child/ren
27710.28.72258.18.5+52
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
461.71.3702.51.4-24
No unpaid child care provided
1,64660.865.71,74963.066.1-103
Not stated
823.04.61224.45.6-40

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 Mitcham: 4.6% No unpaid child care provided, City of Mitcham: 65.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Cared for other child/ren, City of Mitcham: 8.7% Cared for own child/ren, City of Mitcham: 19.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Mitcham: 29.7% Not stated, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: 3.0% No unpaid child care provided, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: 60.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: 1.7% Cared for other child/ren, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: 10.2% Cared for own child/ren, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: 24.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: 36.1%
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, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: -40 No unpaid child care provided, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: -103 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: -24 Cared for other child/ren, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: +52 Cared for own child/ren, Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: +43 Provided unpaid child care (all), Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt: +72
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 Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 36.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 29.7% for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (24.2% compared to 19.7%)
  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (10.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (60.8% compared to 65.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt increased by 72 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (-103 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+52 persons)