Rockhampton Regional CouncilCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

Rockhampton

Overseas born - Unpaid childcare

In 2011, 649 overseas born people 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 born overseas aged 15+

Unpaid childcare
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Provided unpaid child care (all)2,67429.130.11,93727.329.4+737
Cared for own child/ren2,02522.022.51,43220.221.6+593
Cared for other child/ren5656.16.74586.56.9+107
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren840.90.9470.70.9+37
No unpaid child care provided6,09366.366.54,82968.166.1+1,264
Not stated4214.63.43274.64.5+94

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: 3.4% No unpaid child care provided, Brisbane SD: 66.5% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Brisbane SD: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Brisbane SD: 6.7% Cared for own child/ren, Brisbane SD: 22.5% Provided unpaid child care (all), Brisbane SD: 30.1% Not stated, Rockhampton: 4.6% No unpaid child care provided, Rockhampton: 66.3% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Rockhampton: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Rockhampton: 6.1% Cared for own child/ren, Rockhampton: 22.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Rockhampton: 29.1%
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, Rockhampton: +94 No unpaid child care provided, Rockhampton: +1,264 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Rockhampton: +37 Cared for other child/ren, Rockhampton: +107 Cared for own child/ren, Rockhampton: +593 Provided unpaid child care (all), Rockhampton: +737
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 overseas born population in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.1% of the overseas born population provided unpaid child care, compared with 30.1% for Brisbane SD.

There were no major differences between the overseas born population in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of overseas born people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Rockhampton increased by 737 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • No unpaid child care provided (+1,264 persons)
  • Cared for own child/ren (+593 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+107 persons)

v17.09.14-1.0.1