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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Unpaid domestic work

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In Spotswood - South Kingsville 17% 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville 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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work2,84076.469.32,50371.567.8+337
Less than 5 hours1,03827.923.889625.622.6+142
Between 5 and 14 hours1,15431.026.595027.125.1+204
Between 15 and 29 hours37810.210.737010.611.0+8
30 hours or more2707.38.32878.29.2-17
Did no unpaid domestic work62716.923.175321.523.5-126
Not stated2516.87.62467.08.7+5

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, Hobsons Bay City: 7.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, Hobsons Bay City: 23.1% 30 hours or more, Hobsons Bay City: 8.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Hobsons Bay City: 10.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, Hobsons Bay City: 26.5% Less than 5 hours, Hobsons Bay City: 23.8% Not stated, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 6.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 16.9% 30 hours or more, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 7.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 10.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 31.0% Less than 5 hours, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 27.9%
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, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +5 Did no unpaid domestic work, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -126 30 hours or more, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -17 Between 15 and 29 hours, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +8 Between 5 and 14 hours, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +204 Less than 5 hours, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +142
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 Spotswood - South Kingsville in 2016 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, 17.4% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.0% for Hobsons Bay City.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Spotswood - South Kingsville and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (76.4% compared to 69.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (31.0% compared to 26.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (27.9% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (16.9% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Spotswood - South Kingsville, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+337 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+204 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+142 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (-126 persons)

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