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613 people in Green Wedge provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Green Wedge 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
Green Wedge - (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)1,78929.128.61,88130.027.3-92
Cared for own child/ren
1,17519.119.21,25320.018.5-78
Cared for other child/ren
5579.18.35558.97.5+2
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
560.91.1731.21.2-17
No unpaid child care provided
3,95764.463.43,76260.061.8+195
Not stated
4036.58.06229.910.9-220

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, Green Wedge: 6.5% No unpaid child care provided, Green Wedge: 64.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Green Wedge: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Green Wedge: 9.1% Cared for own child/ren, Green Wedge: 19.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Green Wedge: 29.1%
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, Green Wedge: -220 No unpaid child care provided, Green Wedge: +195 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Green Wedge: -17 Cared for other child/ren, Green Wedge: +2 Cared for own child/ren, Green Wedge: -78 Provided unpaid child care (all), Green Wedge: -92
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 Green Wedge in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 28.6% for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

There were no major differences between Green Wedge and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Green Wedge decreased by 92 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+195 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (-78 persons)

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