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Northern District

Unpaid childcare

3,545 people in Northern District provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Northern District 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
Northern District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)10,52832.231.210,30931.831.1+219
Cared for own child/ren
6,98321.420.87,03321.720.8-50
Cared for other child/ren
3,0659.49.12,7708.68.8+295
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
4801.51.35061.61.4-26
No unpaid child care provided
20,86563.963.320,67563.962.9+190
Not stated
1,2633.95.51,3914.36.0-128

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, City of Onkaparinga: 5.5% No unpaid child care provided, City of Onkaparinga: 63.3% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Cared for other child/ren, City of Onkaparinga: 9.1% Cared for own child/ren, City of Onkaparinga: 20.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Onkaparinga: 31.2% Not stated, Northern District: 3.9% No unpaid child care provided, Northern District: 63.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Northern District: 1.5% Cared for other child/ren, Northern District: 9.4% Cared for own child/ren, Northern District: 21.4% Provided unpaid child care (all), Northern District: 32.2%
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, Northern District: -128 No unpaid child care provided, Northern District: +190 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Northern District: -26 Cared for other child/ren, Northern District: +295 Cared for own child/ren, Northern District: -50 Provided unpaid child care (all), Northern District: +219
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 Northern District in 2011 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, 32.2% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 31.2% for the City of Onkaparinga.

There were no major differences between Northern District and City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Northern District increased by 219 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Cared for other child/ren (+295 persons)
  • Provided no unpaid child care (+190 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (-50 persons)