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Unpaid domestic work

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In the City of Manningham 10% of the male 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 the City of Manningham 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
City of Manningham - Males aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work30,86866.363.629,63966.563.5+1,229
Less than 5 hours14,61431.430.514,18031.830.6+434
Between 5 and 14 hours11,60224.924.510,88624.424.0+716
Between 15 and 29 hours3,2216.95.93,0856.96.0+136
30 hours or more1,4313.12.71,4883.32.9-57
Did no unpaid domestic work13,12828.228.512,33127.728.0+797
Not stated2,5945.67.92,6245.98.5-30

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, Greater Melbourne: 28.5% 30 hours or more, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Greater Melbourne: 24.5% Less than 5 hours, Greater Melbourne: 30.5% Not stated, City of Manningham: 5.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Manningham: 28.2% 30 hours or more, City of Manningham: 3.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Manningham: 6.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Manningham: 24.9% Less than 5 hours, City of Manningham: 31.4%
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, City of Manningham: -30 Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Manningham: +797 30 hours or more, City of Manningham: -57 Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Manningham: +136 Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Manningham: +716 Less than 5 hours, City of Manningham: +434
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 male population in the City of Manningham in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of males who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 10.0% of the male population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 8.6% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the male population performing unpaid domestic work in the City of Manningham and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of males who did domestic work (66.3% compared to 63.6%)
  • A larger percentage of males who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (6.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of males who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (31.4% compared to 30.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,229 males)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+797 males)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+716 males)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+434 males)

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