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Casey Growth Area

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Casey Growth Area 19% 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 Casey Growth Area 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
Casey Growth Area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work16,72469.966.04,19071.967.4+12,534
Less than 5 hours5,59023.422.51,41224.322.6+4,178
Between 5 and 14 hours6,47327.124.11,61127.724.1+4,863
Between 15 and 29 hours2,52710.610.463911.010.9+1,888
30 hours or more2,1318.98.95269.09.7+1,605
Did no unpaid domestic work5,50823.027.01,19220.525.3+4,316
Not stated1,6947.17.14427.67.3+1,252

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 Casey: 7.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Casey: 27.0% 30 hours or more, City of Casey: 8.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Casey: 10.4% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Casey: 24.1% Less than 5 hours, City of Casey: 22.5% Not stated, Casey Growth Area: 7.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Casey Growth Area: 23.0% 30 hours or more, Casey Growth Area: 8.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Casey Growth Area: 10.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Casey Growth Area: 27.1% Less than 5 hours, Casey Growth Area: 23.4%
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, Casey Growth Area: +1,252 Did no unpaid domestic work, Casey Growth Area: +4,316 30 hours or more, Casey Growth Area: +1,605 Between 15 and 29 hours, Casey Growth Area: +1,888 Between 5 and 14 hours, Casey Growth Area: +4,863 Less than 5 hours, Casey Growth Area: +4,178
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 Casey Growth Area in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 19.5% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.3% for the City of Casey.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (69.9% compared to 66.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (27.1% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (23.4% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (23.0% compared to 27.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+12,534 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+4,863 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+4,316 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+4,178 persons)

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