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Upper North Adelaide

Unpaid domestic work

In Upper North Adelaide 14% of the population over 15 did more than 14 hours of housework each week in 2011.

There has been increased interest in identifying, acknowledging and valuing the unpaid work that supports home and community life. The changing amount of time spent on unpaid housework in different Household Types and, particularly the distribution of this work within the household, can indicate the changing roles of males, females and older children in society. The level of unpaid domestic work in Upper North Adelaide may also be related to Household Income, as higher income households are able to outsource some of these tasks.

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last week did the person spend time doing unpaid domestic work for their household?'

Persons aged 15 years and over.

Unpaid domestic work
Upper North Adelaide - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work2,78968.361.62,64467.162.1+144
Less than 5 hours1,10026.927.71,04526.527.6+54
Between 5 and 14 hours1,11227.224.01,01225.724.2+99
Between 15 and 29 hours3779.26.63559.06.6+21
30 hours or more2004.93.42305.93.7-31
Did no unpaid domestic work98224.026.686722.021.8+115
Not stated3137.711.842810.916.1-115

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work, 2011
Unpaid domestic work, 2011 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 11.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Adelaide: 26.6% 30 hours or more, City of Adelaide: 3.4% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Adelaide: 6.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Adelaide: 24.0% Less than 5 hours, City of Adelaide: 27.7% Not stated, Upper North Adelaide: 7.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, Upper North Adelaide: 24.0% 30 hours or more, Upper North Adelaide: 4.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Upper North Adelaide: 9.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, Upper North Adelaide: 27.2% Less than 5 hours, Upper North Adelaide: 26.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Upper North Adelaide: -115 Did no unpaid domestic work, Upper North Adelaide: +115 30 hours or more, Upper North Adelaide: -31 Between 15 and 29 hours, Upper North Adelaide: +21 Between 5 and 14 hours, Upper North Adelaide: +99 Less than 5 hours, Upper North Adelaide: +54
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid domestic work performed by the population in Upper North Adelaide in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 14.1% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 9.9% for the City of Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Upper North Adelaide and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (68.3% compared to 61.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (27.2% compared to 24.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (9.2% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (24.0% compared to 26.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Upper North Adelaide, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+144 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+115 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+99 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+54 persons)

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