4402.0 - Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/04/2015   
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NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FORMAL CHILD CARE

In June 2014, there were 248,600 children whose parent reported a need for additional formal child care. Of these, almost half (49%) mainly required long day care, and 28% before or after school care. When considering all types of additional formal child care needs reported, the most common reason parents currently required the additional care was for work related purposes (153,300 children). In the majority of cases (67% or 165,900 children) one or two additional days a week of child care was required. (Table 18)