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Playford North Urban Renewal area

Unpaid childcare

777 people in Playford North Urban Renewal area provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Playford North Urban Renewal area 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
Playford North Urban Renewal area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)2,83929.830.51,89627.330.7+943
Cared for own child/ren
2,06121.621.51,29018.521.5+771
Cared for other child/ren
6697.07.75297.68.0+140
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1081.11.2771.11.2+31
No unpaid child care provided
5,67559.662.04,17860.160.3+1,498
Not stated
1,01510.77.588112.79.1+134

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 Playford: 7.5% No unpaid child care provided, City of Playford: 62.0% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Playford: 1.2% Cared for other child/ren, City of Playford: 7.7% Cared for own child/ren, City of Playford: 21.5% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Playford: 30.5% Not stated, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 10.7% No unpaid child care provided, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 59.6% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 7.0% Cared for own child/ren, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 21.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), Playford North Urban Renewal area: 29.8%
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, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +134 No unpaid child care provided, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +1,498 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +31 Cared for other child/ren, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +140 Cared for own child/ren, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +771 Provided unpaid child care (all), Playford North Urban Renewal area: +943
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 Playford North Urban Renewal area in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.8% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 30.5% for the City of Playford.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Playford North Urban Renewal area and the City of Playford was:

  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (59.6% compared to 62.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Playford North Urban Renewal area increased by 943 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Playford North Urban Renewal area, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+1,498 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+771 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+140 persons)