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Glen Iris

Unpaid domestic work

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Glen Iris 23% of the population over 15 did more than 14 hours of housework each week in 2016.

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 Glen Iris 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
Glen Iris - Persons aged 15+ (Enumerated)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work9,69680.175.39,38779.375.2+309
Less than 5 hours3,32627.528.23,12126.427.7+204
Between 5 and 14 hours3,60129.827.53,45229.226.7+149
Between 15 and 29 hours1,71614.211.91,60613.612.1+111
30 hours or more1,0528.77.71,20610.28.8-155
Did no unpaid domestic work1,93616.019.31,86215.718.9+74
Not stated4723.95.55854.95.9-113

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work, 2016
Unpaid domestic work, 2016 Not stated, City of Boroondara: 5.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Boroondara: 19.3% 30 hours or more, City of Boroondara: 7.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Boroondara: 11.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Boroondara: 27.5% Less than 5 hours, City of Boroondara: 28.2% Not stated, Glen Iris: 3.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, Glen Iris: 16.0% 30 hours or more, Glen Iris: 8.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Glen Iris: 14.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, Glen Iris: 29.8% Less than 5 hours, Glen Iris: 27.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Glen Iris: -113 Did no unpaid domestic work, Glen Iris: +74 30 hours or more, Glen Iris: -155 Between 15 and 29 hours, Glen Iris: +111 Between 5 and 14 hours, Glen Iris: +149 Less than 5 hours, Glen Iris: +204
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated 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 Glen Iris in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 22.9% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.6% for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Glen Iris and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (80.1% compared to 75.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (14.2% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (29.8% compared to 27.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (16.0% compared to 19.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Glen Iris, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+309 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+204 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-155 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+149 persons)

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