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416 people in Oakleigh provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Oakleigh 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
Oakleigh - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)1,72127.825.01,51527.024.4+206
Cared for own child/ren
1,30521.117.61,13420.216.5+171
Cared for other child/ren
3655.96.83105.57.2+55
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
510.80.5711.30.6-20
No unpaid child care provided
4,10166.468.93,60064.367.8+501
Not stated
3585.86.14878.77.9-129

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 Monash: 6.1% No unpaid child care provided, City of Monash: 68.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Monash: 0.5% Cared for other child/ren, City of Monash: 6.8% Cared for own child/ren, City of Monash: 17.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Monash: 25.0% Not stated, Oakleigh: 5.8% No unpaid child care provided, Oakleigh: 66.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Oakleigh: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Oakleigh: 5.9% Cared for own child/ren, Oakleigh: 21.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Oakleigh: 27.8%
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, Oakleigh: -129 No unpaid child care provided, Oakleigh: +501 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Oakleigh: -20 Cared for other child/ren, Oakleigh: +55 Cared for own child/ren, Oakleigh: +171 Provided unpaid child care (all), Oakleigh: +206
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 Oakleigh in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 27.8% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 25.0% for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (21.1% compared to 17.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (66.4% compared to 68.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Oakleigh increased by 206 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+501 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+171 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+55 persons)