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1,010 people in Keilor East provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Keilor East 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
Keilor East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)3,03427.425.42,79025.424.9+244
Cared for own child/ren
2,02418.318.31,77416.117.3+250
Cared for other child/ren
9818.96.49498.66.9+32
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
290.30.6670.60.7-38
No unpaid child care provided
7,14664.767.27,41567.565.8-269
Not stated
8737.97.57887.29.2+85

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 Moonee Valley: 7.5% No unpaid child care provided, City of Moonee Valley: 67.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, City of Moonee Valley: 6.4% Cared for own child/ren, City of Moonee Valley: 18.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Moonee Valley: 25.4% Not stated, Keilor East: 7.9% No unpaid child care provided, Keilor East: 64.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Keilor East: 0.3% Cared for other child/ren, Keilor East: 8.9% Cared for own child/ren, Keilor East: 18.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Keilor East: 27.4%
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, Keilor East: +85 No unpaid child care provided, Keilor East: -269 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Keilor East: -38 Cared for other child/ren, Keilor East: +32 Cared for own child/ren, Keilor East: +250 Provided unpaid child care (all), Keilor East: +244
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 Keilor East in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 27.4% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 25.4% for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Keilor East and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (8.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (64.7% compared to 67.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Keilor East increased by 244 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (-269 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+250 persons)