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Wheelers Hill

Unpaid childcare

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

1,606 people in Wheelers Hill provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Wheelers Hill 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
Wheelers Hill - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)4,60627.725.44,34726.825.0+259
Cared for own child/ren
3,00018.018.72,79617.217.6+204
Cared for other child/ren
1,5429.36.31,4589.06.8+84
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
640.40.5930.60.5-29
No unpaid child care provided
11,21767.568.811,12968.668.9+88
Not stated
8014.85.87384.66.1+63

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid childcare, 2016
Unpaid childcare, 2016 Not stated, City of Monash: 5.8% No unpaid child care provided, City of Monash: 68.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Monash: 0.5% Cared for other child/ren, City of Monash: 6.3% Cared for own child/ren, City of Monash: 18.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Monash: 25.4% Not stated, Wheelers Hill: 4.8% No unpaid child care provided, Wheelers Hill: 67.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Wheelers Hill: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, Wheelers Hill: 9.3% Cared for own child/ren, Wheelers Hill: 18.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Wheelers Hill: 27.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid childcare, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Wheelers Hill: +63 No unpaid child care provided, Wheelers Hill: +88 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Wheelers Hill: -29 Cared for other child/ren, Wheelers Hill: +84 Cared for own child/ren, Wheelers Hill: +204 Provided unpaid child care (all), Wheelers Hill: +259
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Wheelers Hill in 2016 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, 27.7% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 25.4% for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (9.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (67.5% compared to 68.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Wheelers Hill increased by 259 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Wheelers Hill, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Cared for their own child/ren (+204 persons)
  • Provided no unpaid child care (+88 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+84 persons)

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