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Smithfield Plains

Unpaid childcare

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

157 people in Smithfield Plains provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Smithfield Plains 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
Smithfield Plains - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)62929.730.145826.730.5+171
Cared for own child/ren
47222.321.632719.121.5+145
Cared for other child/ren
1436.87.51156.87.7+27
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
140.71.0150.91.2-1
No unpaid child care provided
1,23658.361.41,03660.462.0+200
Not stated
25211.98.522012.97.5+32

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 Playford: 8.5% No unpaid child care provided, City of Playford: 61.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Playford: 1.0% Cared for other child/ren, City of Playford: 7.5% Cared for own child/ren, City of Playford: 21.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Playford: 30.1% Not stated, Smithfield Plains: 11.9% No unpaid child care provided, Smithfield Plains: 58.3% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Smithfield Plains: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Smithfield Plains: 6.8% Cared for own child/ren, Smithfield Plains: 22.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Smithfield Plains: 29.7%
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, Smithfield Plains: +32 No unpaid child care provided, Smithfield Plains: +200 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Smithfield Plains: -1 Cared for other child/ren, Smithfield Plains: +27 Cared for own child/ren, Smithfield Plains: +145 Provided unpaid child care (all), Smithfield Plains: +171
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 Smithfield Plains in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a similar proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.7% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 30.1% for the City of Playford.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Smithfield Plains and the City of Playford was:

  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (58.3% compared to 61.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Smithfield Plains increased by 171 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+200 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+145 persons)

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