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Williamstown

Unpaid domestic work

In Williamstown 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 Williamstown 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
Williamstown - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work6,45076.367.86,03774.267.1+414
Less than 5 hours2,10524.922.61,96524.221.3+139
Between 5 and 14 hours2,42928.725.12,16026.623.8+268
Between 15 and 29 hours1,09813.011.01,08113.311.3+17
30 hours or more8179.79.282810.210.8-11
Did no unpaid domestic work1,45817.323.51,39517.222.9+64
Not stated5416.48.77018.610.0-160

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, Williamstown: 6.4% Did no unpaid domestic work, Williamstown: 17.3% 30 hours or more, Williamstown: 9.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Williamstown: 13.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Williamstown: 28.7% Less than 5 hours, Williamstown: 24.9%
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, Williamstown: -160 Did no unpaid domestic work, Williamstown: +64 30 hours or more, Williamstown: -11 Between 15 and 29 hours, Williamstown: +17 Between 5 and 14 hours, Williamstown: +268 Less than 5 hours, Williamstown: +139
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 Williamstown in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 22.7% 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 Williamstown and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (76.3% compared to 67.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (28.7% compared to 25.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (24.9% compared to 22.6%)
  • 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 Williamstown, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+414 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+268 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+139 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+64 persons)

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