Data set from Childcare and early years survey of parents

Percentage of parents finding it difficult or very difficult to meet their childcare costs, 2008 to 2022

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The proportion of families that say they find it difficult to meet their childcare costs, by year


Data set details

Theme
Early years
Publication
Childcare and early years survey of parents
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Proportion of parents finding it difficult or very difficult to meet their childcare costs
Filters
  • Age of children in family
Time period
2008 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameAge_of_childrenProportion
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll families24
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandFamilies with 0-4s only32
2022Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandFamilies with 5-14s only17
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll families19
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandFamilies with 0-4s only24

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 2 variables
Variable nameVariable description
Age_of_childrenAge of children in family
ProportionProportion of parents finding it difficult or very difficult to meet their childcare costs

Footnotes

  1. 2010 data corresponds to 2010-11, 2011 data corresponds to 2011-12, 2012 data corresponds to 2012-13, 2014 data corresponds to 2014-15. There was no survey in 2013, 2015 and 2016. 2019 survey was with families with children aged 0-4 and so the data are not directly comparable. 2020 data is presented separately in the supporting files due to a limited sample caused by COVID-19 disruption, limiting comparisons.
  2. z refers to an observation that is not applicable. This is used for 2019 data as this was completed by parents of 0-4s only.
  3. x is used when the data is unavailable. This is used when the data was not collected in that year.

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