An increasing proportion of dads utilising flexible working arrangements to play a role in bring up children.
In 2017, 30 per cent of dads took advantage of flexible work hours to look after young children (under 12), compared with 16 per cent of dads in 1996..
Proportion of dads working from home to care for their children more than doubled over the same time (from 7 per cent to 15 per cent), while the proportion of dads who worked part-time to care for their children rose from 1 per cent to 5 per cent.
The proportion of families where fathers used work arrangements to care for their children increased from 26 per cent to 42 per cent over the past two decades, while those where mothers used work arrangements to care for their children remained constant at around 70 per cent across the same period.
Comparisons made between 1996 and 2017 sourced from Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2017 (cat. no. 4402.0)