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1,333 people in Drumminor Ward provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Drumminor Ward 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
Drumminor Ward - (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)3,76031.230.43,53229.330.2+228
Cared for own child/ren
2,42720.119.82,32619.320.3+101
Cared for other child/ren
1,20510.09.51,0799.08.8+126
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
1281.11.11271.11.2+1
No unpaid child care provided
7,73164.164.97,82264.964.4-91
Not stated
5744.84.76925.75.4-118

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, Drumminor Ward: 4.8% No unpaid child care provided, Drumminor Ward: 64.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Drumminor Ward: 1.1% Cared for other child/ren, Drumminor Ward: 10.0% Cared for own child/ren, Drumminor Ward: 20.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Drumminor Ward: 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, Drumminor Ward: -118 No unpaid child care provided, Drumminor Ward: -91 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Drumminor Ward: +1 Cared for other child/ren, Drumminor Ward: +126 Cared for own child/ren, Drumminor Ward: +101 Provided unpaid child care (all), Drumminor Ward: +228
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 Drumminor Ward 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.

There were no major differences between Drumminor Ward and City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Drumminor Ward increased by 228 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Cared for other child/ren (+126 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+101 persons)
  • Provided no unpaid child care (-91 persons)