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Unpaid childcare

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11,279 people in Redland City provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Redland 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
Redland City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)35,94030.129.133,77530.529.1+2,165
Cared for own child/ren
24,66120.721.023,52721.220.7+1,134
Cared for other child/ren
10,1818.57.29,0178.17.3+1,164
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1,0980.90.91,2311.11.1-133
No unpaid child care provided
76,34063.963.470,75063.863.8+5,590
Not stated
7,1266.07.56,3375.77.1+789

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, Greater Brisbane: 7.5% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Brisbane: 63.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Brisbane: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Brisbane: 7.2% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Brisbane: 21.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Brisbane: 29.1% Not stated, Redland City: 6.0% No unpaid child care provided, Redland City: 63.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Redland City: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Redland City: 8.5% Cared for own child/ren, Redland City: 20.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), Redland City: 30.1%
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, Redland City: +789 No unpaid child care provided, Redland City: +5,590 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Redland City: -133 Cared for other child/ren, Redland City: +1,164 Cared for own child/ren, Redland City: +1,134 Provided unpaid child care (all), Redland City: +2,165
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 Redland City in 2016 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 30.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 29.1% for Greater Brisbane.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Redland City and Greater Brisbane was:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (8.5% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Redland City increased by 2,165 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+5,590 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+1,164 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+1,134 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-133 persons)

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