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Shire of Mundaring

Unpaid childcare

2,889 people in the Shire of Mundaring provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in the Shire of Mundaring 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
Shire of Mundaring - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid child care (all)8,66029.328.28,41030.327.6+250
Cared for own child/ren5,77119.520.15,83021.019.4-59
Cared for other child/ren2,4918.47.12,1637.87.1+328
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren3981.31.04171.51.1-19
No unpaid child care provided17,50959.263.916,39759.163.1+1,112
Not stated3,39711.57.92,91710.59.3+480

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, Greater Perth: 7.9% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Perth: 63.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Perth: 1.0% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Perth: 7.1% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Perth: 20.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Perth: 28.2% Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 11.5% No unpaid child care provided, Shire of Mundaring: 59.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Shire of Mundaring: 1.3% Cared for other child/ren, Shire of Mundaring: 8.4% Cared for own child/ren, Shire of Mundaring: 19.5% Provided unpaid child care (all), Shire of Mundaring: 29.3%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +480 No unpaid child care provided, Shire of Mundaring: +1,112 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Shire of Mundaring: -19 Cared for other child/ren, Shire of Mundaring: +328 Cared for own child/ren, Shire of Mundaring: -59 Provided unpaid child care (all), Shire of Mundaring: +250
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.3% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 28.2% for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (8.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (59.2% compared to 63.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Shire of Mundaring increased by 250 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+1,112 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+328 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (-59 persons)

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