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Unpaid domestic work

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

In Campbelltown City 20% 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 Campbelltown City 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
Campbelltown City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work80,28265.267.075,26166.067.6+5,021
Less than 5 hours26,05921.223.824,34721.423.4+1,712
Between 5 and 14 hours29,48523.924.626,90323.624.5+2,582
Between 15 and 29 hours12,96910.510.412,50511.010.8+464
30 hours or more11,7699.68.111,50610.18.9+263
Did no unpaid domestic work33,04426.825.228,58725.123.8+4,457
Not stated9,8178.07.810,1008.98.6-283

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, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Greater Sydney: 25.2% 30 hours or more, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Between 5 and 14 hours, Greater Sydney: 24.6% Less than 5 hours, Greater Sydney: 23.8% Not stated, Campbelltown City: 8.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Campbelltown City: 26.8% 30 hours or more, Campbelltown City: 9.6% Between 15 and 29 hours, Campbelltown City: 10.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, Campbelltown City: 23.9% Less than 5 hours, Campbelltown City: 21.2%
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, Campbelltown City: -283 Did no unpaid domestic work, Campbelltown City: +4,457 30 hours or more, Campbelltown City: +263 Between 15 and 29 hours, Campbelltown City: +464 Between 5 and 14 hours, Campbelltown City: +2,582 Less than 5 hours, Campbelltown City: +1,712
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 Campbelltown City in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 20.1% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 18.5% for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Campbelltown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (26.8% compared to 25.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (9.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (21.2% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (65.2% compared to 67.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+5,021 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+4,457 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+2,582 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+1,712 persons)

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