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Non-English speakers - Unpaid childcare

In 2011, 152 non-English speakers in Rockhampton provided unpaid care for children other than their own.

The role of unpaid childcare in Rockhampton 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. Some overseas-born communities, particularly those with multiple generations speaking the same language, may have a higher level of extended family care for children than the wider population.

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 Unpaid Care to an aged or disabled person.

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.

People speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Unpaid childcare
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid child care (all)1,09231.629.155126.827.7+541
Cared for own child/ren94027.222.945021.921.1+490
Cared for other child/ren1273.75.6824.06.0+45
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren250.70.6190.90.6+6
No unpaid child care provided2,18363.167.31,42669.367.3+757
Not stated1865.43.6824.05.0+104

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, Brisbane SD: 3.6% No unpaid child care provided, Brisbane SD: 67.3% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Brisbane SD: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, Brisbane SD: 5.6% Cared for own child/ren, Brisbane SD: 22.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Brisbane SD: 29.1% Not stated, Rockhampton: 5.4% No unpaid child care provided, Rockhampton: 63.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Rockhampton: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Rockhampton: 3.7% Cared for own child/ren, Rockhampton: 27.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Rockhampton: 31.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid childcare, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Rockhampton: +104 No unpaid child care provided, Rockhampton: +757 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Rockhampton: +6 Cared for other child/ren, Rockhampton: +45 Cared for own child/ren, Rockhampton: +490 Provided unpaid child care (all), Rockhampton: +541
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid child care provided by the non-English speaking population in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 31.6% of the non-English speaking population provided unpaid child care, compared with 29.1% for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the share of the non-English speaking population providing unpaid child care in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage who Cared for own child/ren (27.2% compared to 22.9%)
  • A larger percentage who Provided unpaid child care (all) (31.6% compared to 29.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who No unpaid child care provided (63.1% compared to 67.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who Cared for other child/ren (3.7% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of non-English speakers who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Rockhampton increased by 541 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the number of non-English speakers performing unpaid child care in Rockhampton, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • No unpaid child care provided (+757 persons)
  • Provided unpaid child care (all) (+541 persons)
  • Cared for own child/ren (+490 persons)

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