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Cranbourne North

Unpaid domestic work

In Cranbourne North 20% 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 Cranbourne North 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
Cranbourne North - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work7,55969.067.45,00270.268.2+2,557
Less than 5 hours2,54223.222.61,60122.521.7+941
Between 5 and 14 hours2,81525.724.11,69923.923.8+1,115
Between 15 and 29 hours1,16010.610.983611.711.2+323
30 hours or more1,0429.59.786412.111.5+177
Did no unpaid domestic work2,59323.725.31,58522.322.4+1,007
Not stated8047.37.35347.59.4+270

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 Casey: 7.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Casey: 25.3% 30 hours or more, City of Casey: 9.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Casey: 10.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Casey: 24.1% Less than 5 hours, City of Casey: 22.6% Not stated, Cranbourne North: 7.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, Cranbourne North: 23.7% 30 hours or more, Cranbourne North: 9.5% Between 15 and 29 hours, Cranbourne North: 10.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Cranbourne North: 25.7% Less than 5 hours, Cranbourne North: 23.2%
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, Cranbourne North: +270 Did no unpaid domestic work, Cranbourne North: +1,007 30 hours or more, Cranbourne North: +177 Between 15 and 29 hours, Cranbourne North: +323 Between 5 and 14 hours, Cranbourne North: +1,115 Less than 5 hours, Cranbourne North: +941
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 Cranbourne North in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower 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 20.7% for the City of Casey.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Cranbourne North and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (69.0% compared to 67.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (25.7% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (23.2% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (23.7% compared to 25.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+2,557 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+1,115 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+1,007 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+941 persons)

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