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Aldinga Beach

Unpaid childcare

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

820 people in Aldinga Beach provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Aldinga Beach 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
Aldinga Beach - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)2,86835.830.82,62136.131.2+247
Cared for own child/ren
2,04825.620.41,95226.920.8+96
Cared for other child/ren
6958.79.35437.59.1+152
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1251.61.01261.71.3-1
No unpaid child care provided
4,41155.162.84,14057.063.3+271
Not stated
7259.16.55016.95.5+224

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, City of Onkaparinga: 6.5% No unpaid child care provided, City of Onkaparinga: 62.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Cared for other child/ren, City of Onkaparinga: 9.3% Cared for own child/ren, City of Onkaparinga: 20.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Onkaparinga: 30.8% Not stated, Aldinga Beach: 9.1% No unpaid child care provided, Aldinga Beach: 55.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Aldinga Beach: 1.6% Cared for other child/ren, Aldinga Beach: 8.7% Cared for own child/ren, Aldinga Beach: 25.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), Aldinga Beach: 35.8%
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, Aldinga Beach: +224 No unpaid child care provided, Aldinga Beach: +271 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Aldinga Beach: -1 Cared for other child/ren, Aldinga Beach: +152 Cared for own child/ren, Aldinga Beach: +96 Provided unpaid child care (all), Aldinga Beach: +247
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 Aldinga Beach in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 35.8% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 30.8% for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Aldinga Beach and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (25.6% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (55.1% compared to 62.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Aldinga Beach increased by 247 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+271 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+152 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+96 persons)

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