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Keilor District

Unpaid domestic work

In Keilor District 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 Keilor 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
Keilor District - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work5,87769.257.65,96368.858.6-87
Less than 5 hours1,94222.920.21,87521.619.7+66
Between 5 and 14 hours2,05224.219.92,00423.119.5+48
Between 15 and 29 hours1,01311.98.91,05012.19.4-38
30 hours or more87010.38.51,03311.910.0-163
Did no unpaid domestic work1,97123.231.71,96522.729.9+5
Not stated6397.510.77398.511.5-100

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 Brimbank: 10.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Brimbank: 31.7% 30 hours or more, City of Brimbank: 8.5% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Brimbank: 8.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Brimbank: 19.9% Less than 5 hours, City of Brimbank: 20.2% Not stated, Keilor District: 7.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Keilor District: 23.2% 30 hours or more, Keilor District: 10.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Keilor District: 11.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Keilor District: 24.2% Less than 5 hours, Keilor District: 22.9%
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, Keilor District: -100 Did no unpaid domestic work, Keilor District: +5 30 hours or more, Keilor District: -163 Between 15 and 29 hours, Keilor District: -38 Between 5 and 14 hours, Keilor District: +48 Less than 5 hours, Keilor District: +66
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 Keilor District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 22.2% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 17.4% for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Keilor District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (69.2% compared to 57.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (24.2% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (11.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (23.2% compared to 31.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-163 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (-87 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+66 persons)

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