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Fraser Rise

Unpaid domestic work

In Fraser Rise 26% 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 Fraser Rise 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
Fraser Rise - 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 work3663.866.44220.767.6-5
Less than 5 hours916.721.3126.321.0-3
Between 5 and 14 hours1221.324.3115.623.5+1
Between 15 and 29 hours713.810.563.111.1+2
30 hours or more612.110.3115.711.9-5
Did no unpaid domestic work1628.224.92411.922.5-8
Not stated48.08.713767.49.9-133

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, Fraser Rise: 8.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Fraser Rise: 28.2% 30 hours or more, Fraser Rise: 12.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, Fraser Rise: 13.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, Fraser Rise: 21.3% Less than 5 hours, Fraser Rise: 16.7%
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, Fraser Rise: -133 Did no unpaid domestic work, Fraser Rise: -8 30 hours or more, Fraser Rise: -5 Between 15 and 29 hours, Fraser Rise: +2 Between 5 and 14 hours, Fraser Rise: +1 Less than 5 hours, Fraser Rise: -3
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 Fraser Rise 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, 25.9% 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 Fraser Rise and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (13.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (28.2% compared to 24.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (16.7% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (21.3% compared to 24.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Fraser Rise between 2006 and 2011.

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