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Gannawarra Shire

Unpaid domestic work

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In Gannawarra Shire 27% 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 Gannawarra Shire 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
Gannawarra Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work6,08368.769.25,82168.670.9+262
Less than 5 hours1,63718.519.91,45317.120.0+184
Between 5 and 14 hours2,08523.525.81,94622.925.1+139
Between 15 and 29 hours1,22413.812.91,19314.113.4+31
30 hours or more1,13712.810.71,22914.512.3-92
Did no unpaid domestic work1,80220.320.31,85521.920.6-53
Not stated97311.010.58119.68.6+162

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, Regional VIC: 10.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Regional VIC: 20.3% 30 hours or more, Regional VIC: 10.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Regional VIC: 12.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Regional VIC: 25.8% Less than 5 hours, Regional VIC: 19.9% Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: 11.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Gannawarra Shire: 20.3% 30 hours or more, Gannawarra Shire: 12.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Gannawarra Shire: 13.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, Gannawarra Shire: 23.5% Less than 5 hours, Gannawarra Shire: 18.5%
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, Gannawarra Shire: +162 Did no unpaid domestic work, Gannawarra Shire: -53 30 hours or more, Gannawarra Shire: -92 Between 15 and 29 hours, Gannawarra Shire: +31 Between 5 and 14 hours, Gannawarra Shire: +139 Less than 5 hours, Gannawarra Shire: +184
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 Gannawarra Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 26.7% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 23.5% for Regional VIC.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Gannawarra Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (12.8% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (13.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (23.5% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (18.5% compared to 19.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+262 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+184 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+139 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-92 persons)

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