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1,151 people in Essendon provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Essendon 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
Essendon - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)4,41125.526.03,98125.325.4+430
Cared for own child/ren
3,26018.919.12,90918.518.3+351
Cared for other child/ren
1,0826.36.59426.06.4+140
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
690.40.51300.80.6-61
No unpaid child care provided
11,63667.466.510,59567.567.2+1,041
Not stated
1,2247.17.51,1317.27.5+93

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 Moonee Valley: 7.5% No unpaid child care provided, City of Moonee Valley: 66.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Cared for other child/ren, City of Moonee Valley: 6.5% Cared for own child/ren, City of Moonee Valley: 19.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Moonee Valley: 26.0% Not stated, Essendon: 7.1% No unpaid child care provided, Essendon: 67.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Essendon: 0.4% Cared for other child/ren, Essendon: 6.3% Cared for own child/ren, Essendon: 18.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Essendon: 25.5%
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, Essendon: +93 No unpaid child care provided, Essendon: +1,041 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Essendon: -61 Cared for other child/ren, Essendon: +140 Cared for own child/ren, Essendon: +351 Provided unpaid child care (all), Essendon: +430
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 Essendon in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 25.5% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 26.0% for the City of Moonee Valley.

There were no major differences between Essendon and City of Moonee Valley in 2016.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Essendon increased by 430 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+1,041 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+351 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+140 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-61 persons)

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