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In Heide Ward 23% 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 Heide Ward 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
Heide Ward - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work22,18970.771.421,89370.771.5+295
Less than 5 hours7,45223.724.07,20623.323.5+246
Between 5 and 14 hours7,60524.224.57,23023.423.8+375
Between 15 and 29 hours3,93712.512.73,95612.812.9-19
30 hours or more3,19510.210.23,50111.311.4-306
Did no unpaid domestic work7,24523.122.86,86122.221.0+383
Not stated1,9716.35.82,2067.17.5-235

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, Heide Ward: 6.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, Heide Ward: 23.1% 30 hours or more, Heide Ward: 10.2% Between 15 and 29 hours, Heide Ward: 12.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, Heide Ward: 24.2% Less than 5 hours, Heide Ward: 23.7%
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, Heide Ward: -235 Did no unpaid domestic work, Heide Ward: +383 30 hours or more, Heide Ward: -306 Between 15 and 29 hours, Heide Ward: -19 Between 5 and 14 hours, Heide Ward: +375 Less than 5 hours, Heide Ward: +246
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 Heide Ward in 2011 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, 22.7% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 22.9% for City of Manningham.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (70.7% compared to 71.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+383 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+375 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-306 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+295 persons)

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