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Carrum Downs

Unpaid domestic work

In Carrum Downs 19% 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 Carrum Downs 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
Carrum Downs - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work9,85565.569.98,64366.869.4+1,211
Less than 5 hours3,35322.323.02,63820.421.1+714
Between 5 and 14 hours3,71524.725.53,12924.224.2+586
Between 15 and 29 hours1,51110.011.61,44211.112.2+69
30 hours or more1,2768.59.81,43311.111.8-158
Did no unpaid domestic work3,69424.621.62,80721.719.9+887
Not stated1,4879.98.51,49711.610.8-10

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, Frankston City: 8.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Frankston City: 21.6% 30 hours or more, Frankston City: 9.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Frankston City: 11.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Frankston City: 25.5% Less than 5 hours, Frankston City: 23.0% Not stated, Carrum Downs: 9.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, Carrum Downs: 24.6% 30 hours or more, Carrum Downs: 8.5% Between 15 and 29 hours, Carrum Downs: 10.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Carrum Downs: 24.7% Less than 5 hours, Carrum Downs: 22.3%
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, Carrum Downs: -10 Did no unpaid domestic work, Carrum Downs: +887 30 hours or more, Carrum Downs: -158 Between 15 and 29 hours, Carrum Downs: +69 Between 5 and 14 hours, Carrum Downs: +586 Less than 5 hours, Carrum Downs: +714
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 18.5% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 21.4% for Frankston City.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (24.6% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (65.5% compared to 69.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (10.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (8.5% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,211 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+887 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+714 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+586 persons)

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