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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Unpaid domestic work

In Burnside - Burnside Heights 19% 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 Burnside - Burnside Heights 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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work4,35262.266.42,30560.867.6+2,046
Less than 5 hours1,46420.921.374619.721.0+718
Between 5 and 14 hours1,58622.724.379621.023.5+789
Between 15 and 29 hours6679.510.538510.211.1+282
30 hours or more6349.110.33779.911.9+258
Did no unpaid domestic work2,15730.824.91,08628.722.5+1,071
Not stated4877.08.739710.59.9+90

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 Melton: 8.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Melton: 24.9% 30 hours or more, City of Melton: 10.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Melton: 10.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Melton: 24.3% Less than 5 hours, City of Melton: 21.3% Not stated, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 7.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 30.8% 30 hours or more, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 9.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 9.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 22.7% Less than 5 hours, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 20.9%
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, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +90 Did no unpaid domestic work, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +1,071 30 hours or more, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +258 Between 15 and 29 hours, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +282 Between 5 and 14 hours, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +789 Less than 5 hours, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +718
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 18.6% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 20.8% for the City of Melton.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Burnside - Burnside Heights and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (30.8% compared to 24.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (62.2% compared to 66.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (22.7% compared to 24.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (9.1% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+2,046 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+1,071 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+789 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+718 persons)

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