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Doncaster East

Unpaid domestic work

In Doncaster East 22% 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 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 - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work15,70870.171.415,40070.671.5+308
Less than 5 hours5,38624.024.05,14523.623.5+242
Between 5 and 14 hours5,48624.524.55,12823.523.8+358
Between 15 and 29 hours2,66111.912.72,73612.512.9-74
30 hours or more2,1739.710.22,39111.011.4-218
Did no unpaid domestic work5,47924.522.84,87222.321.0+608
Not stated1,2225.55.81,5557.17.5-333

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, City of Manningham: 5.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Manningham: 22.8% 30 hours or more, City of Manningham: 10.2% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Manningham: 12.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Manningham: 24.5% Less than 5 hours, City of Manningham: 24.0% Not stated, Doncaster East: 5.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Doncaster East: 24.5% 30 hours or more, Doncaster East: 9.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Doncaster East: 11.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Doncaster East: 24.5% Less than 5 hours, Doncaster East: 24.0%
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, Doncaster East: -333 Did no unpaid domestic work, Doncaster East: +608 30 hours or more, Doncaster East: -218 Between 15 and 29 hours, Doncaster East: -74 Between 5 and 14 hours, Doncaster East: +358 Less than 5 hours, Doncaster East: +242
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 Doncaster East in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 21.6% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 22.9% for City of Manningham.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (24.5% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (70.1% compared to 71.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (11.9% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (9.7% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Doncaster East, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+608 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+358 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+308 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+242 persons)

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