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Moonee Ponds

Unpaid childcare

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

774 people in Moonee Ponds provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

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 - 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)3,03625.426.02,83525.125.4+201
Cared for own child/ren
2,26218.919.12,14319.018.3+119
Cared for other child/ren
7025.96.56075.46.4+95
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
720.60.5850.80.6-13
No unpaid child care provided
8,13068.066.57,63967.867.2+491
Not stated
7986.77.57997.17.5-1

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, Moonee Ponds: 6.7% No unpaid child care provided, Moonee Ponds: 68.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Moonee Ponds: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, Moonee Ponds: 5.9% Cared for own child/ren, Moonee Ponds: 18.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Moonee Ponds: 25.4%
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, Moonee Ponds: -1 No unpaid child care provided, Moonee Ponds: +491 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Moonee Ponds: -13 Cared for other child/ren, Moonee Ponds: +95 Cared for own child/ren, Moonee Ponds: +119 Provided unpaid child care (all), Moonee Ponds: +201
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 Moonee Ponds in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 25.4% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 26.0% 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 larger percentage who did not provide care for children (68.0% compared to 66.5%)

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 201 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+491 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+119 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+95 persons)

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