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Southern Ward

Unpaid domestic work

In Southern Ward 24% 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 Southern 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
Southern Ward - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work16,19476.774.715,22575.273.2+969
Less than 5 hours5,25824.925.24,81223.824.0+446
Between 5 and 14 hours5,83627.627.05,18925.625.4+647
Between 15 and 29 hours3,00614.212.92,80413.912.8+202
30 hours or more2,0939.99.72,41912.011.0-326
Did no unpaid domestic work3,63617.218.23,29816.317.8+338
Not stated1,2866.17.11,7168.59.0-429

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, Southern Ward: 6.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Southern Ward: 17.2% 30 hours or more, Southern Ward: 9.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Southern Ward: 14.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, Southern Ward: 27.6% Less than 5 hours, Southern Ward: 24.9%
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, Southern Ward: -429 Did no unpaid domestic work, Southern Ward: +338 30 hours or more, Southern Ward: -326 Between 15 and 29 hours, Southern Ward: +202 Between 5 and 14 hours, Southern Ward: +647 Less than 5 hours, Southern Ward: +446
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 Southern Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 24.1% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 22.6% for City of Bayside.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (76.7% compared to 74.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (14.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (27.6% compared to 27.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (17.2% compared to 18.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+969 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+647 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+446 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+338 persons)

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