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Templestowe (Low density)

Unpaid domestic work

In Templestowe (Low density) 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 Templestowe (Low 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
Templestowe (Low density) - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work1,51766.471.41,47969.771.5+38
Less than 5 hours53523.424.051124.123.5+24
Between 5 and 14 hours47320.724.547422.323.8-1
Between 15 and 29 hours27312.012.727012.712.9+3
30 hours or more23510.310.222310.511.4+13
Did no unpaid domestic work58225.522.846221.821.0+119
Not stated1878.25.81818.67.5+6

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 (Low density): 8.2% Did no unpaid domestic work, Templestowe (Low density): 25.5% 30 hours or more, Templestowe (Low density): 10.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Templestowe (Low density): 12.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Templestowe (Low density): 20.7% Less than 5 hours, Templestowe (Low density): 23.4%
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 (Low density): +6 Did no unpaid domestic work, Templestowe (Low density): +119 30 hours or more, Templestowe (Low density): +13 Between 15 and 29 hours, Templestowe (Low density): +3 Between 5 and 14 hours, Templestowe (Low density): -1 Less than 5 hours, Templestowe (Low density): +24
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 (Low density) 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, 22.3% 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 (Low density) and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (25.5% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (66.4% compared to 71.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (20.7% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (12.0% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Templestowe (Low density), between 2006 and 2011 was those who:

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+119 persons)

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