1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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During the week ending 2 June 2002, an estimated 50.2% of Tasmanian children under 12 years of age had attended some type of formal or informal child care. Approximately 26.9% of all children aged under 12 years of age attended informal care only, with a further 14.3% attending formal care only. About 9.0% of children used a combination of formal and informal care.


CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENTS(a) - Tasmania, Australia - June 2002(b)

Tasmania
Australia
Number
Proportion of
children
Number
Proportion of
children

'000
%
'000
%

Children who used formal and/or informal care
Formal care only
10.8
14.3
491.3
15.8
Informal care only
20.3
26.9
723.1
23.3
Formal and informal care
6.8
9.0
296.1
9.6
Total
38.0
50.2
1,510.5
48.7

Total formal care(c)
17.6
23.3
787.4
25.4
Total informal care(d)
27.2
35.9
1,019.2
32.9

Children who used neither formal nor informal care
37.7
49.8
1,589.5
51.3

Total children
75.6
100.0
3,100.0
100.0

(a) Children under 12 years of age.
(b) Data collected on the use of child care related to the week prior to interviews, which were conducted between 12 and 24 June 2002, with exception of Tasmania where data related to 27 May to 2 June 2002 to avoid Tasmanian school holidays.
(c) Includes children who attended formal care only and those who attended a combination of formal and informal care.
(d) Includes children who attended informal care only and those who attended a combination of informal and formal care.

Source: Child Care, Australia, June 2002 (cat. no. 4402.0).


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