8175.0 - Counts of Australian Business Operators, 2006 to 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/10/2008  First Issue
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CHILDCARE PROVISION STATUS

In 2006, 39% of business operators indicated they had spent time caring for a child or children (without being paid). This included persons who were caring for their own child or children, another person's child or children, or a combination of both. This can include business operators who were in an extended family situation and/or were caring for a child or children on an ad hoc basis. The remaining 61% of business operators did not care for a child.

There was a higher proportion of females who indicated they were operating businesses and also caring for a child and/or children (47%) compared to males (36%).

In addition, there was a higher proportion of business operators who indicated they were caring for a child and/or children (39%) compared with non-business operators (32%).






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