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Doncaster East

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Doncaster East 21% 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 Doncaster East 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
Doncaster East - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work16,61670.270.315,70870.171.4+908
Less than 5 hours5,70124.123.95,38624.024.0+315
Between 5 and 14 hours5,88424.924.95,48624.524.5+398
Between 15 and 29 hours2,83412.012.32,66111.912.7+173
30 hours or more2,1959.39.22,1739.710.2+22
Did no unpaid domestic work5,90124.924.05,47924.522.8+422
Not stated1,1454.85.71,2225.55.8-77

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 Manningham: 5.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Manningham: 24.0% 30 hours or more, City of Manningham: 9.2% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Manningham: 12.3% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Manningham: 24.9% Less than 5 hours, City of Manningham: 23.9% Not stated, Doncaster East: 4.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Doncaster East: 24.9% 30 hours or more, Doncaster East: 9.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Doncaster East: 12.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Doncaster East: 24.9% Less than 5 hours, Doncaster East: 24.1%
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, Doncaster East: -77 Did no unpaid domestic work, Doncaster East: +422 30 hours or more, Doncaster East: +22 Between 15 and 29 hours, Doncaster East: +173 Between 5 and 14 hours, Doncaster East: +398 Less than 5 hours, Doncaster East: +315
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 Doncaster East in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 21.3% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 21.6% for City of Manningham.

The major difference between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Doncaster East and City of Manningham was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (24.9% compared to 24.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+908 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+422 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+398 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+315 persons)

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