There are approximately 4,700 employers in the Child Care sector and 28% of them employ more than 20 people.
Source: ABS, Counts of Australian Businesses, Jun 2012 to Jun 2016
There are almost 17,000 child care centres in Australia. Long Day Care providers make up just over 6,500, Family Day Care providers make up about 800, Occasional Day Care providers make up just over 100 and Outside School Hours Care providers make up almost 9,500.
Source: Colliers International Child Care White Paper
There are 163,000 people working in the Child Care sector. This number is expected to increase by 19% to 194,300 by 2020.
Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business Industry Projections - Five Years to November 2020.
More than 900,000 children between 0 and 12 years attended some type of formal child care in 2014. Many of their parents reported a need for additional child care, usually due to work related reasons.
Source: ABS, Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014