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Unpaid domestic work

In Frankston Heights 23% 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 Frankston Heights 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
Frankston Heights - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work7,18871.969.97,09671.769.4+93
Less than 5 hours2,33823.423.02,20922.321.1+129
Between 5 and 14 hours2,59325.925.52,40324.324.2+190
Between 15 and 29 hours1,17411.711.61,29613.112.2-122
30 hours or more1,08310.89.81,18812.011.8-105
Did no unpaid domestic work1,98119.821.61,88419.019.9+97
Not stated8358.38.59179.310.8-82

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, Frankston Heights: 8.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, Frankston Heights: 19.8% 30 hours or more, Frankston Heights: 10.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Frankston Heights: 11.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, Frankston Heights: 25.9% Less than 5 hours, Frankston Heights: 23.4%
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, Frankston Heights: -82 Did no unpaid domestic work, Frankston Heights: +97 30 hours or more, Frankston Heights: -105 Between 15 and 29 hours, Frankston Heights: -122 Between 5 and 14 hours, Frankston Heights: +190 Less than 5 hours, Frankston Heights: +129
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 Frankston Heights in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 22.6% 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 Frankston Heights and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (71.9% compared to 69.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (10.8% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (19.8% compared to 21.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+190 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+129 persons)
  • Did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (-122 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-105 persons)

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