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Grasslands Ward

Unpaid domestic work

In Grasslands Ward 16% 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 Grasslands 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
Grasslands Ward - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work22,62454.357.619,76555.158.6+2,859
Less than 5 hours7,98219.120.26,81919.019.7+1,163
Between 5 and 14 hours7,79818.719.96,49018.119.5+1,308
Between 15 and 29 hours3,4508.38.93,0258.49.4+425
30 hours or more3,3948.18.53,4319.610.0-37
Did no unpaid domestic work14,05233.731.711,48332.029.9+2,569
Not stated5,01212.010.74,61112.911.5+401

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, Grasslands Ward: 12.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Grasslands Ward: 33.7% 30 hours or more, Grasslands Ward: 8.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, Grasslands Ward: 8.3% Between 5 and 14 hours, Grasslands Ward: 18.7% Less than 5 hours, Grasslands Ward: 19.1%
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, Grasslands Ward: +401 Did no unpaid domestic work, Grasslands Ward: +2,569 30 hours or more, Grasslands Ward: -37 Between 15 and 29 hours, Grasslands Ward: +425 Between 5 and 14 hours, Grasslands Ward: +1,308 Less than 5 hours, Grasslands Ward: +1,163
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 Grasslands Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 16.4% 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 Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (33.7% compared to 31.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (54.3% compared to 57.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (18.7% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (19.1% compared to 20.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+2,859 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+2,569 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+1,308 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+1,163 persons)

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