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Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds

Unpaid childcare

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305 people in Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds 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
Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Shoalhaven City %Number%Shoalhaven City %2011 to 2016
Provided unpaid child care (all)90022.124.482321.524.8+77
Cared for own child/ren59514.615.857615.016.7+19
Cared for other child/ren2917.27.82265.97.2+65
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren140.30.8210.50.9-7
No unpaid child care provided2,81069.165.12,71370.866.0+97
Not stated3578.810.52967.79.2+61

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, Shoalhaven City: 10.5% No unpaid child care provided, Shoalhaven City: 65.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Shoalhaven City: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Shoalhaven City: 7.8% Cared for own child/ren, Shoalhaven City: 15.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), Shoalhaven City: 24.4% Not stated, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: 8.8% No unpaid child care provided, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: 69.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: 0.3% Cared for other child/ren, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: 7.2% Cared for own child/ren, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: 14.6% Provided unpaid child care (all), Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: 22.1%
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, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: +61 No unpaid child care provided, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: +97 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: -7 Cared for other child/ren, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: +65 Cared for own child/ren, Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: +19 Provided unpaid child care (all), Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds: +77
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 Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds in 2016 compared to Shoalhaven City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 22.1% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 24.4% for Shoalhaven City.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds and Shoalhaven City were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (69.1% compared to 65.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (14.6% compared to 15.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds increased by 77 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+97 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+65 persons)

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