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Templestowe Lower

Unpaid domestic work

In Templestowe Lower 24% 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 Templestowe Lower 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
Templestowe Lower - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work7,81870.871.47,75570.671.5+63
Less than 5 hours2,49422.624.02,42222.123.5+72
Between 5 and 14 hours2,72424.724.52,60123.723.8+122
Between 15 and 29 hours1,43313.012.71,45213.212.9-19
30 hours or more1,16510.610.21,27811.611.4-112
Did no unpaid domestic work2,45522.222.82,42522.121.0+31
Not stated7737.05.88007.37.5-27

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, Templestowe Lower: 7.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Templestowe Lower: 22.2% 30 hours or more, Templestowe Lower: 10.6% Between 15 and 29 hours, Templestowe Lower: 13.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Templestowe Lower: 24.7% Less than 5 hours, Templestowe Lower: 22.6%
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, Templestowe Lower: -27 Did no unpaid domestic work, Templestowe Lower: +31 30 hours or more, Templestowe Lower: -112 Between 15 and 29 hours, Templestowe Lower: -19 Between 5 and 14 hours, Templestowe Lower: +122 Less than 5 hours, Templestowe Lower: +72
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 Templestowe Lower in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 23.5% 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 Templestowe Lower and City of Manningham were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (22.6% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (70.8% compared to 71.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (22.2% compared to 22.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+122 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-112 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+72 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+63 persons)

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