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Unpaid domestic work

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Rowville 20% 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 Rowville 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
Rowville - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work19,82072.371.819,46073.172.5+360
Less than 5 hours7,04525.724.86,74725.424.7+298
Between 5 and 14 hours7,20626.326.56,84725.726.1+359
Between 15 and 29 hours3,26111.911.83,29112.412.1-30
30 hours or more2,3068.48.72,5739.79.6-267
Did no unpaid domestic work6,36123.222.65,86622.021.8+495
Not stated1,2224.55.61,2804.85.7-58

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, City of Knox: 5.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Knox: 22.6% 30 hours or more, City of Knox: 8.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Knox: 11.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Knox: 26.5% Less than 5 hours, City of Knox: 24.8% Not stated, Rowville: 4.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Rowville: 23.2% 30 hours or more, Rowville: 8.4% Between 15 and 29 hours, Rowville: 11.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Rowville: 26.3% Less than 5 hours, Rowville: 25.7%
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, Rowville: -58 Did no unpaid domestic work, Rowville: +495 30 hours or more, Rowville: -267 Between 15 and 29 hours, Rowville: -30 Between 5 and 14 hours, Rowville: +359 Less than 5 hours, Rowville: +298
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 Rowville in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 20.3% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 20.5% for the City of Knox.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Rowville and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (25.7% compared to 24.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (23.2% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (72.3% compared to 71.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+495 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+360 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+359 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+298 persons)

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