Childcare (QNHS Module)

Department/Agency

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Families, couples and lone parents with pre-school or primary school-going children, classified by age of mother/guardian, principal economic status of mother/guardian, region, employment of couple, number of children, use of non-parental childcare, main type of childcare arrangement, and the number of hours of childcare required weekly. Average cost of paid childcare per child per hour and per household, by region and hours required weekly.

Source

The CSO Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) special modules.

Scope

All households with primary school-going children or younger.

Frequency

Occasional

Reference period

The quarter covered by the relevant QNHS survey

Start date

2002 quarter 4

Timeliness

Typically from 6 to 12 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Region (NUTS3)
    Border; Dublin; Mid-East; Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West.
  • Age of mother/guardian
    15-24 years; 25-34; 35-44; 45+ years.
  • Economic status
    At work; Unemployed; Student; Home duties; Retired/other.
  • Employment of couple
    Both working; One working; Other.
  • Childcare
    Parent/guardian; Unpaid relative; Paid relative; Paid carer; Crèche/Montessori; Other.
  • Childcare hours
    1-10 hours; 11-20; 21-30; 31-40; 41+ hours.

Theme

People and Society - Social Conditions

Page Created

2008-12-02

Page Modified

2016-01-26

Keywords

carer carers child childcare children couples crèche crèches families guardian guardians montessori mother mothers pre-school primary qnhs school school-going