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Deer Park District

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Deer Park District 17% 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 Deer Park District 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
Deer Park District - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work18,49157.857.816,32157.957.6+2,170
Less than 5 hours6,45920.220.45,74920.420.2+710
Between 5 and 14 hours6,57120.520.65,78220.519.9+789
Between 15 and 29 hours2,7928.78.72,4118.68.9+381
30 hours or more2,6698.38.12,3798.48.5+290
Did no unpaid domestic work10,85133.933.38,95231.831.7+1,899
Not stated2,6698.38.92,92110.410.7-252

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 Brimbank: 8.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Brimbank: 33.3% 30 hours or more, City of Brimbank: 8.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Brimbank: 8.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Brimbank: 20.6% Less than 5 hours, City of Brimbank: 20.4% Not stated, Deer Park District: 8.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, Deer Park District: 33.9% 30 hours or more, Deer Park District: 8.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Deer Park District: 8.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, Deer Park District: 20.5% Less than 5 hours, Deer Park District: 20.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence 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, Deer Park District: -252 Did no unpaid domestic work, Deer Park District: +1,899 30 hours or more, Deer Park District: +290 Between 15 and 29 hours, Deer Park District: +381 Between 5 and 14 hours, Deer Park District: +789 Less than 5 hours, Deer Park District: +710
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Deer Park District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 17.1% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 16.9% for City of Brimbank.

The major difference between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Deer Park District and City of Brimbank was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (33.9% compared to 33.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+2,170 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+1,899 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+789 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+710 persons)

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