City of Monash
10,372 people in the City of Monash provide unpaid care for children other than their own.
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).
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.
|City of Monash - Total persons (Enumerated)||2011||2006||Change|
|Unpaid child care||Number||%||Greater Melbourne||Number||%||Greater Melbourne||2006 to 2011|
|Provided unpaid child care (all)||35,661||25.1||27.1||32,990||24.5||26.6||+2,671||12001|
|Cared for own child/ren||25,289||17.8||19.7||22,517||16.7||19.1||+2,772||12002|
|Cared for other child/ren||9,589||6.8||6.6||9,618||7.1||6.6||-29||12003|
|Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren||783||0.6||0.8||855||0.6||0.9||-72||12004|
|No unpaid child care provided||97,718||68.8||65.6||91,215||67.7||64.3||+6,503||12005|
|Total persons aged 15+||141,939||100.0||100.0||134,653||100.0||100.0||+7,286|
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 No unpaid child care provided (68.8% compared to 65.6%)
- A smaller percentage who Provided unpaid child care (all) (25.1% compared to 27.1%)
- A smaller percentage who Cared for own child/ren (17.8% compared to 19.7%)
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)
- Provided unpaid child care (in total) (+2,671 persons)
- Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-72 persons)