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Donvale (High Density)

Unpaid domestic work

In Donvale (High Density) 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 Donvale (High Density) 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
Donvale (High Density) - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work5,26772.571.45,12071.271.5+147
Less than 5 hours1,80624.924.01,69823.623.5+108
Between 5 and 14 hours1,79924.824.51,74724.323.8+52
Between 15 and 29 hours91012.512.792212.812.9-12
30 hours or more75010.310.275110.411.4-1
Did no unpaid domestic work1,59722.022.81,45820.321.0+140
Not stated4045.65.86098.57.5-205

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, Donvale (High Density): 5.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, Donvale (High Density): 22.0% 30 hours or more, Donvale (High Density): 10.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Donvale (High Density): 12.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, Donvale (High Density): 24.8% Less than 5 hours, Donvale (High Density): 24.9%
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, Donvale (High Density): -205 Did no unpaid domestic work, Donvale (High Density): +140 30 hours or more, Donvale (High Density): -1 Between 15 and 29 hours, Donvale (High Density): -12 Between 5 and 14 hours, Donvale (High Density): +52 Less than 5 hours, Donvale (High Density): +108
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 Donvale (High Density) 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, 22.8% 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 Donvale (High Density) and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (72.5% compared to 71.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (24.9% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (22.0% compared to 22.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Donvale (High Density), between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+147 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+140 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+108 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+52 persons)

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