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10,248 people in Redland City provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

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)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)33,77530.529.130,75630.528.8+3,019
Cared for own child/ren
23,52721.220.721,80821.620.3+1,719
Cared for other child/ren
9,0178.17.37,7307.77.3+1,287
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1,2311.11.11,2181.21.2+13
No unpaid child care provided
70,75063.863.863,23462.762.7+7,516
Not stated
6,3375.77.16,9356.98.5-598

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, Greater Brisbane: 7.1% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Brisbane: 63.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Brisbane: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Brisbane: 7.3% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Brisbane: 20.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Brisbane: 29.1% Not stated, Redland City: 5.7% No unpaid child care provided, Redland City: 63.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Redland City: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, Redland City: 8.1% Cared for own child/ren, Redland City: 21.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Redland 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, Redland City: -598 No unpaid child care provided, Redland City: +7,516 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Redland City: +13 Cared for other child/ren, Redland City: +1,287 Cared for own child/ren, Redland City: +1,719 Provided unpaid child care (all), Redland City: +3,019
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 Redland City in 2011 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, 30.5% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 29.1% for Greater Brisbane.

There were no major differences between Redland City and Greater Brisbane in 2011.

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 3,019 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+7,516 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+1,719 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+1,287 persons)

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