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195 people in Myrtle Bank provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Myrtle Bank 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
Myrtle Bank - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)57422.926.855823.125.7+16
Cared for own child/ren
37915.118.338415.917.6-5
Cared for other child/ren
1757.07.61626.77.0+13
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
200.80.9120.51.1+8
No unpaid child care provided
1,78471.367.21,44259.667.1+342
Not stated
1455.86.041917.37.1-274

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 Unley: 6.0% No unpaid child care provided, City of Unley: 67.2% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Unley: 0.9% Cared for other child/ren, City of Unley: 7.6% Cared for own child/ren, City of Unley: 18.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Unley: 26.8% Not stated, Myrtle Bank: 5.8% No unpaid child care provided, Myrtle Bank: 71.3% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Myrtle Bank: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Myrtle Bank: 7.0% Cared for own child/ren, Myrtle Bank: 15.1% Provided unpaid child care (all), Myrtle Bank: 22.9%
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, Myrtle Bank: -274 No unpaid child care provided, Myrtle Bank: +342 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Myrtle Bank: +8 Cared for other child/ren, Myrtle Bank: +13 Cared for own child/ren, Myrtle Bank: -5 Provided unpaid child care (all), Myrtle Bank: +16
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 Myrtle Bank in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 22.9% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 26.8% for the City of Unley.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Myrtle Bank and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (71.3% compared to 67.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (15.1% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Myrtle Bank increased by 16 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Myrtle Bank, between 2006 and 2011 was those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+342 persons)