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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Unpaid childcare

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12,480 people in Mornington Peninsula Shire provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Mornington Peninsula Shire 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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)36,89928.827.533,76828.627.0+3,131
Cared for own child/ren
24,41919.120.322,70419.219.7+1,715
Cared for other child/ren
11,3908.96.59,7908.36.6+1,600
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1,0900.90.71,2741.10.8-184
No unpaid child care provided
80,93063.165.274,84863.465.7+6,082
Not stated
10,3288.17.39,4388.07.3+890

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Melbourne: 65.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 20.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Melbourne: 27.5% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +890 No unpaid child care provided, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +6,082 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -184 Cared for other child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,600 Cared for own child/ren, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,715 Provided unpaid child care (all), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3,131
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 28.8% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.5% for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (8.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (63.1% compared to 65.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (19.1% compared to 20.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 3,131 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+6,082 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+1,715 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+1,600 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-184 persons)

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