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426 people in Unley Ward provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in Unley 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
Unley Ward - (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)1,26726.026.81,10823.725.7+160
Cared for own child/ren
84217.318.373415.717.6+108
Cared for other child/ren
3918.07.63317.17.0+60
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
350.70.9440.91.1-8
No unpaid child care provided
3,21966.167.23,27370.067.1-54
Not stated
3847.96.02926.27.1+92

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, Unley Ward: 7.9% No unpaid child care provided, Unley Ward: 66.1% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Unley Ward: 0.7% Cared for other child/ren, Unley Ward: 8.0% Cared for own child/ren, Unley Ward: 17.3% Provided unpaid child care (all), Unley Ward: 26.0%
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, Unley Ward: +92 No unpaid child care provided, Unley Ward: -54 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Unley Ward: -8 Cared for other child/ren, Unley Ward: +60 Cared for own child/ren, Unley Ward: +108 Provided unpaid child care (all), Unley Ward: +160
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 Unley Ward 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, 26.0% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 26.8% for the City of Unley.

The major difference between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in Unley Ward and the City of Unley was:

  • A smaller percentage who did not provide care for children (66.1% compared to 67.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in Unley Ward increased by 159 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Cared for their own child/ren (+108 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+60 persons)
  • Provided no unpaid child care (-54 persons)