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Southern District

Unpaid childcare

1,040 people in Southern District provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Southern 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
Southern 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)3,76134.731.22,39932.331.1+1,362
Cared for own child/ren
2,72125.120.81,66422.420.8+1,057
Cared for other child/ren
8587.99.16128.28.8+246
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1821.71.31231.71.4+59
No unpaid child care provided
6,35458.763.34,39759.262.9+1,957
Not stated
7126.65.56348.56.0+78

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, Southern District: 6.6% No unpaid child care provided, Southern District: 58.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Southern District: 1.7% Cared for other child/ren, Southern District: 7.9% Cared for own child/ren, Southern District: 25.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Southern District: 34.7%
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, Southern District: +78 No unpaid child care provided, Southern District: +1,957 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Southern District: +59 Cared for other child/ren, Southern District: +246 Cared for own child/ren, Southern District: +1,057 Provided unpaid child care (all), Southern District: +1,362
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 Southern 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, 34.7% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 31.2% for the City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (25.1% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (58.7% compared to 63.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (7.9% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Southern District increased by 1,362 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+1,957 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+1,057 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+246 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (+59 persons)