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Colonel Light Gardens

Unpaid domestic work

In Colonel Light Gardens 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 Colonel Light Gardens 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
Colonel Light Gardens - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work2,09883.378.42,09082.778.1+8
Less than 5 hours64025.423.958823.323.0+51
Between 5 and 14 hours80732.030.081032.128.8-4
Between 15 and 29 hours39115.514.738315.214.8+7
30 hours or more26010.39.830712.211.5-47
Did no unpaid domestic work31612.516.731312.415.7+2
Not stated1054.25.01224.96.1-18

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 Mitcham: 5.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Mitcham: 16.7% 30 hours or more, City of Mitcham: 9.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Mitcham: 14.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Mitcham: 30.0% Less than 5 hours, City of Mitcham: 23.9% Not stated, Colonel Light Gardens: 4.2% Did no unpaid domestic work, Colonel Light Gardens: 12.5% 30 hours or more, Colonel Light Gardens: 10.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Colonel Light Gardens: 15.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, Colonel Light Gardens: 32.0% Less than 5 hours, Colonel Light Gardens: 25.4%
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, Colonel Light Gardens: -18 Did no unpaid domestic work, Colonel Light Gardens: +2 30 hours or more, Colonel Light Gardens: -47 Between 15 and 29 hours, Colonel Light Gardens: +7 Between 5 and 14 hours, Colonel Light Gardens: -4 Less than 5 hours, Colonel Light Gardens: +51
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 Colonel Light Gardens in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 25.8% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 24.5% for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Colonel Light Gardens and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (83.3% compared to 78.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (32.0% compared to 30.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (25.4% compared to 23.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (12.5% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Colonel Light Gardens, between 2006 and 2011 was those who:

  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+51 persons)

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