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3,832 people in the City of Yarra provided unpaid care for children other than their own in 2011.

The role of unpaid childcare in the City of Yarra 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
City of Yarra - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Unpaid child careNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid child care (all)11,98718.327.010,49417.026.5+1,493
Cared for own child/ren
8,15512.519.76,93111.319.0+1,224
Cared for other child/ren
3,4595.36.63,2045.26.6+255
Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren
3730.60.83590.60.9+14
No unpaid child care provided
47,52872.765.743,62270.864.4+3,906
Not stated
5,8178.97.37,48912.29.1-1,672

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% No unpaid child care provided, Greater Melbourne: 65.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Cared for other child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 6.6% Cared for own child/ren, Greater Melbourne: 19.7% Provided unpaid child care (all), Greater Melbourne: 27.0% Not stated, City of Yarra: 8.9% No unpaid child care provided, City of Yarra: 72.7% Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Yarra: 0.6% Cared for other child/ren, City of Yarra: 5.3% Cared for own child/ren, City of Yarra: 12.5% Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Yarra: 18.3%
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, City of Yarra: -1,672 No unpaid child care provided, City of Yarra: +3,906 Cared for own child/ren and other child/ren, City of Yarra: +14 Cared for other child/ren, City of Yarra: +255 Cared for own child/ren, City of Yarra: +1,224 Provided unpaid child care (all), City of Yarra: +1,493
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 the City of Yarra in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people who provided unpaid child care either to their own or to other children. Overall, 18.3% of the population provided unpaid child care, compared with 27.0% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population providing unpaid child care in the City of Yarra and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage who did not provide care for children (72.7% compared to 65.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for own child/ren (12.5% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who provided unpaid childcare for other child/ren (5.3% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid child care for their own and/or other people's children in City of Yarra increased by 1,493 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Provided no unpaid child care (+3,906 persons)
  • Cared for their own child/ren (+1,224 persons)
  • Cared for other child/ren (+255 persons)

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