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Eyensbury Township

Unpaid domestic work

In Eyensbury Township 25% 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 Eyensbury Township 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
Eyensbury Township - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work41081.766.4----67.6--
Less than 5 hours9919.921.3----21.0--
Between 5 and 14 hours18336.524.3----23.5--
Between 15 and 29 hours7014.010.5----11.1--
30 hours or more5611.310.3----11.9--
Did no unpaid domestic work6212.524.9----22.5--
Not stated295.88.7----9.9--

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, Eyensbury Township: 5.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Eyensbury Township: 12.5% 30 hours or more, Eyensbury Township: 11.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Eyensbury Township: 14.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Eyensbury Township: 36.5% Less than 5 hours, Eyensbury Township: 19.9%
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
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 Eyensbury Township in 2011 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 25.3% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 20.8% for City of Melton.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Eyensbury Township and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (81.7% compared to 66.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (36.5% compared to 24.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (14.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (12.5% compared to 24.9%)

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