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Central Ward

Unpaid domestic work

In Central Ward 22% 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 Central 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
Central Ward - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work22,95774.574.721,55373.373.2+1,404
Less than 5 hours7,78825.325.27,04323.924.0+745
Between 5 and 14 hours8,23726.727.07,49725.525.4+740
Between 15 and 29 hours3,89312.612.93,70412.612.8+189
30 hours or more3,0379.99.73,30711.211.0-270
Did no unpaid domestic work5,58818.118.25,14117.517.8+447
Not stated2,2807.47.12,7189.29.0-438

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 Bayside: 7.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Bayside: 18.2% 30 hours or more, City of Bayside: 9.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Bayside: 12.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Bayside: 27.0% Less than 5 hours, City of Bayside: 25.2% Not stated, Central Ward: 7.4% Did no unpaid domestic work, Central Ward: 18.1% 30 hours or more, Central Ward: 9.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Central Ward: 12.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Central Ward: 26.7% Less than 5 hours, Central Ward: 25.3%
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, Central Ward: -438 Did no unpaid domestic work, Central Ward: +447 30 hours or more, Central Ward: -270 Between 15 and 29 hours, Central Ward: +189 Between 5 and 14 hours, Central Ward: +740 Less than 5 hours, Central Ward: +745
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 Central Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 22.5% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 22.6% for City of Bayside.

There were no major differences between Central Ward and City of Bayside in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,404 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+745 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+740 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+447 persons)

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