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West Croydon and District

Unpaid domestic work

In West Croydon and District 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 West Croydon and District 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
West Croydon and District - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work5,53268.169.15,14967.568.8+383
Less than 5 hours1,77721.921.91,56220.520.4+215
Between 5 and 14 hours2,16626.726.21,91725.124.9+250
Between 15 and 29 hours92111.312.189211.712.7+30
30 hours or more6678.29.077810.210.9-111
Did no unpaid domestic work1,94123.923.21,65021.622.1+291
Not stated6548.17.882610.89.0-171

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 Charles Sturt: 7.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Charles Sturt: 23.2% 30 hours or more, City of Charles Sturt: 9.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Charles Sturt: 12.1% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Charles Sturt: 26.2% Less than 5 hours, City of Charles Sturt: 21.9% Not stated, West Croydon and District: 8.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, West Croydon and District: 23.9% 30 hours or more, West Croydon and District: 8.2% Between 15 and 29 hours, West Croydon and District: 11.3% Between 5 and 14 hours, West Croydon and District: 26.7% Less than 5 hours, West Croydon and District: 21.9%
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, West Croydon and District: -171 Did no unpaid domestic work, West Croydon and District: +291 30 hours or more, West Croydon and District: -111 Between 15 and 29 hours, West Croydon and District: +30 Between 5 and 14 hours, West Croydon and District: +250 Less than 5 hours, West Croydon and District: +215
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower 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 21.0% for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (23.9% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (68.1% compared to 69.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (8.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (11.3% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+383 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+291 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+250 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+215 persons)

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