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Unley Park

Unpaid childcare

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

137 people in Unley Park provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2016.

The role of unpaid childcare in Unley Park 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
Unley Park - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Unpaid child careNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)35429.726.838934.226.8-35
Cared for own child/ren
21718.218.524021.118.3-23
Cared for other child/ren
12510.57.514012.37.6-15
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
121.00.890.80.9+3
No unpaid child care provided
75263.167.468760.467.2+65
Not stated
857.15.8615.46.0+24

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 Unley: 5.8% No unpaid child care provided, City of Unley: 67.4% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Unley: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, City of Unley: 7.5% Cared for own child/ren, City of Unley: 18.5% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Unley: 26.8% Not stated, Unley Park: 7.1% No unpaid child care provided, Unley Park: 63.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Unley Park: 1.0% Cared for other child/ren, Unley Park: 10.5% Cared for own child/ren, Unley Park: 18.2% Provided unpaid child care (all), Unley Park: 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, Unley Park: +24 No unpaid child care provided, Unley Park: +65 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Unley Park: +3 Cared for other child/ren, Unley Park: -15 Cared for own child/ren, Unley Park: -23 Provided unpaid child care (all), Unley Park: -35
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 Unley Park in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a higher 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 26.8% for City of Unley.

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

  • A larger percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (10.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (63.1% compared to 67.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Unley Park decreased by 35 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid child care in Unley Park, between 2011 and 2016 was those who:

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+65 persons)

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