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Bankstown City
Unpaid domestic work

In Bankstown City 19% 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 Bankstown City 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
Bankstown City - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work83,80258.767.679,19659.567.0+4,606
Less than 5 hours27,58719.323.425,61319.223.0+1,974
Between 5 and 14 hours28,71020.124.526,02519.623.3+2,685
Between 15 and 29 hours13,8189.710.813,39010.110.8+428
30 hours or more13,6879.68.914,16810.69.9-481
Did no unpaid domestic work44,97031.523.838,53229.021.9+6,438
Not stated14,0339.88.615,35011.511.1-1,317

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, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, Greater Sydney: 23.8% 30 hours or more, Greater Sydney: 8.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, Greater Sydney: 24.5% Less than 5 hours, Greater Sydney: 23.4% Not stated, Bankstown City: 9.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Bankstown City: 31.5% 30 hours or more, Bankstown City: 9.6% Between 15 and 29 hours, Bankstown City: 9.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, Bankstown City: 20.1% Less than 5 hours, Bankstown City: 19.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Bankstown City: -1,317 Did no unpaid domestic work, Bankstown City: +6,438 30 hours or more, Bankstown City: -481 Between 15 and 29 hours, Bankstown City: +428 Between 5 and 14 hours, Bankstown City: +2,685 Less than 5 hours, Bankstown City: +1,974
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid domestic work performed by the population in Bankstown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 19.3% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.7% for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (31.5% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (58.7% compared to 67.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (20.1% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (19.3% compared to 23.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+6,438 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+4,606 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+2,685 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+1,974 persons)

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