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692 people in Moonee Ponds provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Moonee Ponds 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
Moonee Ponds - (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)2,83525.125.42,61124.724.9+224
Cared for own child/ren
2,14319.018.31,91118.117.3+232
Cared for other child/ren
6075.46.46065.76.9+1
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
850.80.6940.90.7-9
No unpaid child care provided
7,63967.867.26,89665.365.8+743
Not stated
7997.17.51,0469.99.2-247

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, Moonee Ponds: 7.1% No unpaid child care provided, Moonee Ponds: 67.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Moonee Ponds: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Moonee Ponds: 5.4% Cared for own child/ren, Moonee Ponds: 19.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Moonee Ponds: 25.1%
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, Moonee Ponds: -247 No unpaid child care provided, Moonee Ponds: +743 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Moonee Ponds: -9 Cared for other child/ren, Moonee Ponds: +1 Cared for own child/ren, Moonee Ponds: +232 Provided unpaid child care (all), Moonee Ponds: +224
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 Moonee Ponds in 2011 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, 25.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 25.4% for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Moonee Ponds and the City of Moonee Valley was:

  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (5.4% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Moonee Ponds increased by 224 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+743 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+232 persons)