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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Unpaid domestic work

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

In West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 24% 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 West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work6,51874.069.56,31373.069.1+205
Less than 5 hours1,94722.122.71,91922.221.9+28
Between 5 and 14 hours2,47628.127.22,33727.026.2+139
Between 15 and 29 hours1,28814.611.61,23914.312.1+49
30 hours or more8079.28.08189.59.0-11
Did no unpaid domestic work1,70019.323.71,80420.823.2-104
Not stated5866.76.85366.27.8+50

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 Charles Sturt: 6.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Charles Sturt: 23.7% 30 hours or more, City of Charles Sturt: 8.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Charles Sturt: 11.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Charles Sturt: 27.2% Less than 5 hours, City of Charles Sturt: 22.7% Not stated, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 6.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 19.3% 30 hours or more, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 9.2% Between 15 and 29 hours, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 14.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 28.1% Less than 5 hours, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 22.1%
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, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +50 Did no unpaid domestic work, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -104 30 hours or more, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -11 Between 15 and 29 hours, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +49 Between 5 and 14 hours, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +139 Less than 5 hours, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +28
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 West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 23.8% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.6% for the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (74.0% compared to 69.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (14.6% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (9.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (19.3% compared to 23.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+205 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+139 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (-104 persons)

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