AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS)
NAME OF COLLECTION
The Childhood Education and Care Survey (CEaCS)
The Childhood Education and Care Survey (CEaCS) is conducted every three years as a supplement to the Labour Force Survey. Data collected includes information on formal and informal child care arrangements and early childhood education for children aged 0 to 12 years. The most recent CEaCS was conducted in 2008.
A central aim of the CEaCS is to collect information about the use of, and need for, child care for children 0 to 12 years of age with the view of establishing and monitoring changes in the way families balance work and family responsibilities.
Topics covered by the CEaCS include demographic characteristics of families, parents and children, use of child care, hours of child care used, cost of child care for specific types of care, demand for child care, early childhood education and informal learning. Information is also collected on the use of the Child Care Benefit and the income and working arrangements of parents with children 0-12 years of age. Data items within these topics are capable of being cross classified with Data Items Relevant to Migrants and Ethnicity.
DATA ITEMS RELEVANT TO MIGRANTS AND ETHNICITY
OTHER DATA ITEMS COLLECTED
- Country of birth
- Main language spoken at home (by child)
A full list of data items collected for the Child Care Survey is available in Childhood Education and Care Survey, Australia
(cat. no. 4402.0).
For further details on scope, geographic coverage, data availability and publications, methodology, classifications and concepts visit the Child Care Survey
entry in the Directory of Statistical Sources
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.
Phone: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211
Post: Client Services, ABS, GPO Box 796, Sydney 2001