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Newport West

Unpaid domestic work

In Newport West 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 Newport West 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
Newport West - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work4,52174.167.83,98071.567.1+541
Less than 5 hours1,62426.622.61,26322.721.3+360
Between 5 and 14 hours1,71628.125.11,53027.523.8+186
Between 15 and 29 hours66310.911.061311.011.3+50
30 hours or more5178.59.257210.310.8-55
Did no unpaid domestic work1,05317.323.51,09219.622.9-39
Not stated5258.68.74968.910.0+29

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, Hobsons Bay City: 8.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, Hobsons Bay City: 23.5% 30 hours or more, Hobsons Bay City: 9.2% Between 15 and 29 hours, Hobsons Bay City: 11.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Hobsons Bay City: 25.1% Less than 5 hours, Hobsons Bay City: 22.6% Not stated, Newport West: 8.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, Newport West: 17.3% 30 hours or more, Newport West: 8.5% Between 15 and 29 hours, Newport West: 10.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Newport West: 28.1% Less than 5 hours, Newport West: 26.6%
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, Newport West: +29 Did no unpaid domestic work, Newport West: -39 30 hours or more, Newport West: -55 Between 15 and 29 hours, Newport West: +50 Between 5 and 14 hours, Newport West: +186 Less than 5 hours, Newport West: +360
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 19.4% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 20.1% for Hobsons Bay City.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Newport West and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (74.1% compared to 67.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (26.6% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (28.1% compared to 25.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (17.3% compared to 23.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+541 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+360 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+186 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-55 persons)

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