City of Monash
Unpaid childcare

10,372 people in the City of Monash provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in the City of Monash 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
City of Monash - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid child care (all)
35,66125.127.132,99024.526.6+2,671
Cared for own child/ren
25,28917.819.722,51716.719.1+2,772
Cared for other child/ren
9,5896.86.69,6187.16.6-29
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
7830.60.88550.60.9-72
No unpaid child care provided
97,71868.865.691,21567.764.3+6,503
Not stated
8,5606.07.310,4487.89.1-1,888

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Unpaid childcare, 2011
Unpaid childcare, 2011 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Melbourne: 65.6% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 6.6% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 19.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Melbourne: 27.1% Not stated, City of Monash: 6.0% No unpaid child care provided, City of Monash: 68.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Monash: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, City of Monash: 6.8% Cared for own child/ren, City of Monash: 17.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Monash: 25.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, City of Monash: -1,888 No unpaid child care provided, City of Monash: +6,503 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Monash: -72 Cared for other child/ren, City of Monash: -29 Cared for own child/ren, City of Monash: +2,772 Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Monash: +2,671
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated 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 the City of Monash in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 25.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.1% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (68.8% compared to 65.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (17.8% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in City of Monash increased by 2,671 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in the City of Monash, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+6,503 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+2,772 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-72 persons)