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274 people in Surrey Downs provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Surrey Downs 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
Surrey Downs - (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)83731.230.486532.430.2-28
Cared for own child/ren
56321.019.861122.920.3-48
Cared for other child/ren
2368.89.52258.48.8+11
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
381.41.1291.11.2+9
No unpaid child care provided
1,69663.264.91,65361.964.4+43
Not stated
1505.64.71525.75.4-2

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, Surrey Downs: 5.6% No unpaid child care provided, Surrey Downs: 63.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Surrey Downs: 1.4% Cared for other child/ren, Surrey Downs: 8.8% Cared for own child/ren, Surrey Downs: 21.0% Provided unpaid child care (all), Surrey Downs: 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, Surrey Downs: -2 No unpaid child care provided, Surrey Downs: +43 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Surrey Downs: +9 Cared for other child/ren, Surrey Downs: +11 Cared for own child/ren, Surrey Downs: -48 Provided unpaid child care (all), Surrey Downs: -28
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 Surrey Downs 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 differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Surrey Downs and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (21.0% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (63.2% compared to 64.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Surrey Downs decreased by 28 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Surrey Downs between 2006 and 2011.