This publication will be re-issued on 19 November 2008 to correct family estimates. An error in family weights resulted in the previously-released estimates for June 2005 overstating, by about 7%, the total number of families with children less than 13 years in tables 11, 23 and 30. The proportions shown in these tables were only slightly affected by that error.
Text and related graphs on pages 7, 9 and 10 of the Summary of Findings have been updated to reflect corrections to the tables. Paragraph 15 of the Explanatory Notes has been updated to reflect the corrected weighting metholodogy and T2 on page 59 in the Technical Note providing standard errors of family estimates has also been updated.
The family weighting error does not affect child level estimates.
The State and Territory data cubes will also be re-issued on 19 November 2008 with correct families estimates.
The corrected family weights have also been incorporated in a re-issue, on the 19 November 2008, of the Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File. The associated Technical Manual has also been updated to reflect the corrected weighting metholodgy information, and the table providing standard error of family estimates.
The Child Care Survey contains information on children aged 0–12 and family units with children aged 0–12 classified by type and usage of child care and the child care benefit, number and age of children, days and hours of care, labour force status and birthplace of parents, demand for childcare and other demographic and economic attributes of the families, children or parents.