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Water Gully Ward

Unpaid childcare

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

1,483 people in Water Gully Ward provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Water Gully 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
Water Gully Ward - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)4,10129.730.44,08730.230.4+14
Cared for own child/ren
2,61818.919.92,59719.219.8+21
Cared for other child/ren
1,38710.09.61,3369.99.5+51
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
960.70.91541.11.1-58
No unpaid child care provided
9,08665.764.88,81665.164.9+271
Not stated
6394.64.86294.74.7+11

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.8% No unpaid child care provided, City of Tea Tree Gully: 64.8% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.6% Cared for own child/ren, City of Tea Tree Gully: 19.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Tea Tree Gully: 30.4% Not stated, Water Gully Ward: 4.6% No unpaid child care provided, Water Gully Ward: 65.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Water Gully Ward: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Water Gully Ward: 10.0% Cared for own child/ren, Water Gully Ward: 18.9% Provided unpaid child care (all), Water Gully Ward: 29.7%
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, Water Gully Ward: +11 No unpaid child care provided, Water Gully Ward: +271 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Water Gully Ward: -58 Cared for other child/ren, Water Gully Ward: +51 Cared for own child/ren, Water Gully Ward: +21 Provided unpaid child care (all), Water Gully Ward: +14
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 Water Gully Ward in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 29.7% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 30.4% for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

There were no major differences between Water Gully Ward and City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Water Gully Ward increased by 14 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Water Gully Ward, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+271 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren and other child/ren (-58 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+51 persons)

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