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In North Ward 18% 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 North Ward 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
North Ward - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work19,54354.358.718,69855.759.5+845
Less than 5 hours6,55018.219.36,09118.119.2+459
Between 5 and 14 hours6,53618.220.16,06518.119.6+471
Between 15 and 29 hours3,2599.19.73,0809.210.1+179
30 hours or more3,1968.99.63,46110.310.6-265
Did no unpaid domestic work12,54734.931.510,32130.729.0+2,226
Not stated3,90810.99.84,56613.611.5-658

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, 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% Not stated, North Ward: 10.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, North Ward: 34.9% 30 hours or more, North Ward: 8.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, North Ward: 9.1% Between 5 and 14 hours, North Ward: 18.2% Less than 5 hours, North Ward: 18.2%
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, North Ward: -658 Did no unpaid domestic work, North Ward: +2,226 30 hours or more, North Ward: -265 Between 15 and 29 hours, North Ward: +179 Between 5 and 14 hours, North Ward: +471 Less than 5 hours, North Ward: +459
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 North Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 17.9% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.3% for Bankstown City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (34.9% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (54.3% compared to 58.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (18.2% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (18.2% compared to 19.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+2,226 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+845 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+471 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+459 persons)

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