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North - East Region

Unpaid childcare

1,695 people in North - East Region provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in North - East Region 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
North - East Region - (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)5,29129.829.75,10328.928.2+188
Cared for own child/ren
3,59620.319.73,45419.518.4+142
Cared for other child/ren
1,4818.38.71,3937.98.5+88
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
2141.21.32561.41.4-42
No unpaid child care provided
11,65465.765.711,60365.766.1+51
Not stated
8014.54.69675.55.6-166

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, North - East Region: 4.5% No unpaid child care provided, North - East Region: 65.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, North - East Region: 1.2% Cared for other child/ren, North - East Region: 8.3% Cared for own child/ren, North - East Region: 20.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), North - East Region: 29.8%
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, North - East Region: -166 No unpaid child care provided, North - East Region: +51 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, North - East Region: -42 Cared for other child/ren, North - East Region: +88 Cared for own child/ren, North - East Region: +142 Provided unpaid child care (all), North - East Region: +188
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 North - East Region in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.8% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 29.7% for the City of Mitcham.

There were no major differences between North - East Region and City of Mitcham in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in North - East Region increased by 188 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in North - East Region, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Cared for their own child/ren (+142 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+88 persons)
  • Provided no unpaid child care (+51 persons)