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2,753 people in Orange City provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Orange City 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
Orange City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)9,04530.528.08,21129.928.1+834
Cared for own child/ren
6,29221.219.05,76621.019.4+526
Cared for other child/ren
2,4118.17.92,1177.77.6+294
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
3421.21.03281.21.1+14
No unpaid child care provided
18,28561.764.217,05162.163.3+1,234
Not stated
2,3017.87.82,2108.08.6+91

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, Regional NSW: 7.8% No unpaid child care provided, Regional NSW: 64.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Regional NSW: 1.0% Cared for other child/ren, Regional NSW: 7.9% Cared for own child/ren, Regional NSW: 19.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Regional NSW: 28.0% Not stated, Orange City: 7.8% No unpaid child care provided, Orange City: 61.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Orange City: 1.2% Cared for other child/ren, Orange City: 8.1% Cared for own child/ren, Orange City: 21.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Orange City: 30.5%
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, Orange City: +91 No unpaid child care provided, Orange City: +1,234 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Orange City: +14 Cared for other child/ren, Orange City: +294 Cared for own child/ren, Orange City: +526 Provided unpaid child care (all), Orange City: +834
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 Orange City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 30.5% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 28.0% for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Orange City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (21.2% compared to 19.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (61.7% compared to 64.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Orange City increased by 834 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+1,234 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+526 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+294 persons)

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