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In Kurunjang 21% 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 Kurunjang 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
Kurunjang - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work4,60466.366.43,52369.667.6+1,082
Less than 5 hours1,49621.521.31,05220.821.0+444
Between 5 and 14 hours1,67124.124.31,22924.323.5+443
Between 15 and 29 hours75610.910.555611.011.1+200
30 hours or more6809.810.368613.611.9-6
Did no unpaid domestic work1,73625.024.91,12022.122.5+617
Not stated6058.78.74168.29.9+190

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, Kurunjang: 8.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, Kurunjang: 25.0% 30 hours or more, Kurunjang: 9.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Kurunjang: 10.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Kurunjang: 24.1% Less than 5 hours, Kurunjang: 21.5%
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, Kurunjang: +190 Did no unpaid domestic work, Kurunjang: +617 30 hours or more, Kurunjang: -6 Between 15 and 29 hours, Kurunjang: +200 Between 5 and 14 hours, Kurunjang: +443 Less than 5 hours, Kurunjang: +444
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 Kurunjang in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 20.7% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 20.8% for the City of Melton.

There were no major differences between Kurunjang and City of Melton in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,082 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+617 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+444 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+443 persons)

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