Childcare - Children in different types of care arrangements by region 2017

Stats NZ


Preschool children: children aged 0-6 not yet attending school.
School children: children aged 5-13 who attend school.
Formal care or early childhood education (ECE): generally fee-based, including kindergartens, Pacific Islands early childhood centres, playcentres, playgroups, home-based care daycare, crèches and preschools.
Informal care: the child is being looked after by someone other than a parent or guardian that they live with. These people cannot be affiliated to an education or care service. Types of informal care include grandparents, aunties, uncles, another parent living elsewhere, friends, neighbours, babysitters etc. Informal care may be paid or unpaid.

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Dataset name

Childcare in New Zealand Survey: September 2017


How to find the data

At URL provided, download 'Childcare in New Zealand 2017: September 2017 quarter – tables' file.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Childcare in New Zealand Survey: September 2017

From the dataset Childcare in New Zealand Survey: September 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 1
  • Range: B40:F53
  • Provided: 65 data points

Dataset originally released on:

December 19, 2017

About this dataset

The Childcare in New Zealand Survey 2017 (CCNZ17) provides information about the use of formal and informal childcare arrangements, and the relationship between childcare, work, and study arrangements, subsidies used, and many other factors relating to childcare.
The CCNZ17 was a supplement to the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) in the September 2017 quarter.

Method of collection/Data provider

A total of 3,298 households participated in the CCNZ17, consisting of 5,869 parents, 1,105 preschool children aged 0-6 years, and 2,193 schoolchildren aged 5-13. The survey was carried out from 9 July to 15 July 2017 and from 30 July to 7 October 2017.