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Clapham

Unpaid domestic work

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Clapham 23% of the population over 15 did more than 14 hours of housework each week in 2016.

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 Clapham 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
Clapham - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work1,02677.477.898975.878.4+37
Less than 5 hours31023.423.731123.823.9-1
Between 5 and 14 hours41231.130.837028.430.0+42
Between 15 and 29 hours18514.014.518714.314.7-2
30 hours or more1199.08.71219.39.8-2
Did no unpaid domestic work24018.116.925919.816.7-19
Not stated594.55.3574.45.0+2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work, 2016
Unpaid domestic work, 2016 Not stated, City of Mitcham: 5.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Mitcham: 16.9% 30 hours or more, City of Mitcham: 8.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Mitcham: 14.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Mitcham: 30.8% Less than 5 hours, City of Mitcham: 23.7% Not stated, Clapham: 4.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Clapham: 18.1% 30 hours or more, Clapham: 9.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, Clapham: 14.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Clapham: 31.1% Less than 5 hours, Clapham: 23.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Clapham: +2 Did no unpaid domestic work, Clapham: -19 30 hours or more, Clapham: -2 Between 15 and 29 hours, Clapham: -2 Between 5 and 14 hours, Clapham: +42 Less than 5 hours, Clapham: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Clapham in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 22.9% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 23.2% for the City of Mitcham.

The major difference between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Clapham and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (18.1% compared to 16.9%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Clapham between 2011 and 2016.

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