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Unpaid domestic work

In Casey Growth Area 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 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 - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work4,19071.967.41,30863.768.2+2,881
Less than 5 hours1,41224.322.637418.221.7+1,038
Between 5 and 14 hours1,61127.724.142620.823.8+1,184
Between 15 and 29 hours63911.010.924912.111.2+390
30 hours or more5269.09.725812.611.5+268
Did no unpaid domestic work1,19220.525.350624.722.4+686
Not stated4427.67.323811.69.4+204

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, Casey Growth Area: 7.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, Casey Growth Area: 20.5% 30 hours or more, Casey Growth Area: 9.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, Casey Growth Area: 11.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Casey Growth Area: 27.7% Less than 5 hours, Casey Growth Area: 24.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Casey Growth Area: +204 Did no unpaid domestic work, Casey Growth Area: +686 30 hours or more, Casey Growth Area: +268 Between 15 and 29 hours, Casey Growth Area: +390 Between 5 and 14 hours, Casey Growth Area: +1,184 Less than 5 hours, Casey Growth Area: +1,038
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 Casey Growth Area 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, 20.0% 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 Casey Growth Area and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (71.9% compared to 67.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (27.7% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (24.3% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (20.5% compared to 25.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+2,881 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+1,184 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+1,038 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+686 persons)

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