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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Unpaid childcare

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466 people in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)1,15830.028.81,04429.628.6+115
Cared for own child/ren
69117.919.167919.319.2+13
Cared for other child/ren
42311.08.93209.18.3+103
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
431.10.9441.31.1-1
No unpaid child care provided
2,33560.563.12,18261.963.4+152
Not stated
3669.58.12978.48.0+68

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.1% No unpaid child care provided, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 63.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.9% Cared for own child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 19.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 28.8% Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 9.5% No unpaid child care provided, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 60.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 11.0% Cared for own child/ren, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 17.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 30.0%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +68 No unpaid child care provided, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +152 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -1 Cared for other child/ren, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +103 Cared for own child/ren, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +13 Provided unpaid child care (all), Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +115
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 30.0% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 28.8% for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (11.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (60.5% compared to 63.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (17.9% compared to 19.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers increased by 114 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+152 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+103 persons)

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