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Golden Grove - Gould Creek

Unpaid childcare

771 people in Golden Grove - Gould Creek provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Golden Grove - Gould Creek 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
Golden Grove - Gould Creek - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)2,38631.230.42,37734.230.2+9
Cared for own child/ren
1,61521.119.81,71624.720.3-101
Cared for other child/ren
7019.29.55628.18.8+139
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
700.91.1991.41.2-29
No unpaid child care provided
4,96064.964.94,27561.564.4+684
Not stated
2963.94.72954.35.4+1

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.7% No unpaid child care provided, City of Tea Tree Gully: 64.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.5% Cared for own child/ren, City of Tea Tree Gully: 19.8% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Tea Tree Gully: 30.4% Not stated, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: 3.9% No unpaid child care provided, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: 64.9% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: 9.2% Cared for own child/ren, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: 21.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Golden Grove - Gould Creek: 31.2%
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, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: +1 No unpaid child care provided, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: +684 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: -29 Cared for other child/ren, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: +139 Cared for own child/ren, Golden Grove - Gould Creek: -101 Provided unpaid child care (all), Golden Grove - Gould Creek: +9
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 Golden Grove - Gould Creek in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 31.2% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 30.4% for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Golden Grove - Gould Creek and the City of Tea Tree Gully was:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (21.1% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Golden Grove - Gould Creek increased by 9 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Golden Grove - Gould Creek, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+684 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+139 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (-101 persons)