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1,313 people in Mount Eliza provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Mount Eliza 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
Mount Eliza - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)4,38331.928.64,07330.427.3+310
Cared for own child/ren
3,07022.319.22,76420.718.5+306
Cared for other child/ren
1,1478.38.31,1298.47.5+18
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1661.21.11801.31.2-14
No unpaid child care provided
8,52362.063.48,41062.861.8+113
Not stated
8336.18.08996.710.9-66

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.0% No unpaid child care provided, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 63.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.3% Cared for own child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 19.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 28.6% Not stated, Mount Eliza: 6.1% No unpaid child care provided, Mount Eliza: 62.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Mount Eliza: 1.2% Cared for other child/ren, Mount Eliza: 8.3% Cared for own child/ren, Mount Eliza: 22.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Mount Eliza: 31.9%
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, Mount Eliza: -66 No unpaid child care provided, Mount Eliza: +113 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Mount Eliza: -14 Cared for other child/ren, Mount Eliza: +18 Cared for own child/ren, Mount Eliza: +306 Provided unpaid child care (all), Mount Eliza: +310
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 Mount Eliza in 2011 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, 31.9% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 28.6% for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Mount Eliza and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (22.3% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (62.0% compared to 63.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Mount Eliza increased by 310 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Cared for their own child/ren (+306 persons)
  • Provided no unpaid child care (+113 persons)