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Melton Township

Unpaid domestic work

In Melton Township 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 Melton 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
Melton Township - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work23,77066.366.419,11467.867.6+4,656
Less than 5 hours7,48220.921.35,78920.521.0+1,692
Between 5 and 14 hours8,58223.924.36,47223.023.5+2,110
Between 15 and 29 hours3,90210.910.53,28911.711.1+612
30 hours or more3,80310.610.33,56212.611.9+241
Did no unpaid domestic work8,83724.624.96,41422.722.5+2,423
Not stated3,2709.18.72,6699.59.9+601

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, Melton Township: 9.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Melton Township: 24.6% 30 hours or more, Melton Township: 10.6% Between 15 and 29 hours, Melton Township: 10.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Melton Township: 23.9% Less than 5 hours, Melton Township: 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, Melton Township: +601 Did no unpaid domestic work, Melton Township: +2,423 30 hours or more, Melton Township: +241 Between 15 and 29 hours, Melton Township: +612 Between 5 and 14 hours, Melton Township: +2,110 Less than 5 hours, Melton Township: +1,692
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 Melton Township in 2011 compared to the 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, 21.5% 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 Melton Township and City of Melton in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+4,656 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+2,423 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+2,110 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+1,692 persons)

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