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Statistics Publication Notice: Education and Training Series: Pre-School and Childcare Statistics 2010

Statistics on Pre-School and Childcare


Table 19: Characteristics of childminder workforce, January 2009 and January 2010

Childminders Registered at January 2009

Childminders Registered at January 2010

Active

Inactive

Active

Inactive

Number

Percentage of all

Number

Percentage of all

Number

Percentage of all

Number

Percentage of all

TOTAL CHILDMINDERS

5,530

100

510

100

5,560

100

510

100

Gender

Male

30

1

0

0

30

0

0

0

Female

5,490

99

500

99

5,530

99

500

100

Unknown

10

0

0

1

10

0

0

0

Age (years)

Under 25

60

1

0

1

50

1

10

2

25 to 35

1,100

20

190

38

1,050

19

190

38

36 to 45

2,240

40

190

37

2,220

40

180

35

46 to 55

1,560

28

100

19

1,610

29

90

18

Over 55

530

10

30

5

600

11

30

7

Unknown

40

1

0

0

30

1

0

0

Average (Median) age

42 years

37 years

43 years

38 years

Ethnic Group

White

5,000

90

460

91

5,200

94

480

95

Mixed

10

0

0

1

10

0

0

0

Asian

20

0

10

2

20

0

0

1

Black

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Not Known/Disclosed

500

9

40

7

320

6

20

4

Typical number of hours worked per week

Less than 10

150

3

210

41

120

2

180

35

10-19

340

6

34

7

350

6

30

6

20-29

640

12

50

10

670

12

100

19

30-39

1,350

24

110

23

1,370

25

130

25

40-49

2,160

39

60

13

2,200

40

50

10

50 or more

860

16

20

4

840

15

10

3

Not Known

30

1

10

3

10

0

10

1

Number of weeks worked in the past year

None

110

2

260

51

50

1

180

35

1-20

370

7

70

14

350

6

100

19

21-40

830

15

140

27

870

16

130

26

More than 40

4,200

76

30

7

4,270

77

80

16

Not Known

20

0

0

1

20

0

10

3

Notes:

Childminder figures in this table are outwith the scope of National Statistics. The figures, except for the totals, are taken from the Care Commission's December 2008 and December 2009 Annual Returns, to which there was a degree of non-response. The data have been weighted up to the total number of active and inactive childminders registered with the Care Commission (as at January 2009 and January 2010 respectively). In addition, previously submitted values of gender, age and ethnicity have been used to help improve these estimates where there has been non-response. See Appendix 2 for details of the weighting used.

Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10 and percentages to the nearest whole percent to express the uncertainty inherent in these figures. For this reason, totals may not exactly equal the sum of their parts.

Figures for January 2009 have been revised.

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