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Semaphore Park Ward

Unpaid domestic work

In Semaphore Park Ward 24% 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 Semaphore Park Ward 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
Semaphore Park Ward - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work7,27771.069.17,35870.968.8-81
Less than 5 hours2,09520.421.92,03419.620.4+60
Between 5 and 14 hours2,71726.526.22,61025.224.9+106
Between 15 and 29 hours1,44414.112.11,47414.212.7-30
30 hours or more1,02110.09.01,23811.910.9-217
Did no unpaid domestic work2,21621.623.22,10820.322.1+108
Not stated7567.47.89058.79.0-149

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, Semaphore Park Ward: 7.4% Did no unpaid domestic work, Semaphore Park Ward: 21.6% 30 hours or more, Semaphore Park Ward: 10.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, Semaphore Park Ward: 14.1% Between 5 and 14 hours, Semaphore Park Ward: 26.5% Less than 5 hours, Semaphore Park Ward: 20.4%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -149 Did no unpaid domestic work, Semaphore Park Ward: +108 30 hours or more, Semaphore Park Ward: -217 Between 15 and 29 hours, Semaphore Park Ward: -30 Between 5 and 14 hours, Semaphore Park Ward: +106 Less than 5 hours, Semaphore Park Ward: +60
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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 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, 24.1% 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 Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (14.1% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (71.0% compared to 69.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (21.6% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (20.4% compared to 21.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-217 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+108 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+106 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (-81 persons)

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