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Woodville Ward

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Woodville Ward 18% 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 Woodville 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
Woodville Ward - 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 work8,73765.269.57,26163.569.1+1,476
Less than 5 hours3,03522.722.72,31020.221.9+725
Between 5 and 14 hours3,31324.727.22,79624.526.2+517
Between 15 and 29 hours1,35110.111.61,19810.512.1+153
30 hours or more1,0387.78.09578.49.0+81
Did no unpaid domestic work3,72927.823.73,15027.623.2+579
Not stated9306.96.81,0228.97.8-92

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, Woodville Ward: 6.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, Woodville Ward: 27.8% 30 hours or more, Woodville Ward: 7.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Woodville Ward: 10.1% Between 5 and 14 hours, Woodville Ward: 24.7% Less than 5 hours, Woodville Ward: 22.7%
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, Woodville Ward: -92 Did no unpaid domestic work, Woodville Ward: +579 30 hours or more, Woodville Ward: +81 Between 15 and 29 hours, Woodville Ward: +153 Between 5 and 14 hours, Woodville Ward: +517 Less than 5 hours, Woodville Ward: +725
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 Woodville Ward in 2016 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, 17.8% 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 Woodville Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (27.8% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (65.2% compared to 69.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (24.7% compared to 27.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (10.1% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,476 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+725 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+579 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+517 persons)

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