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Unpaid domestic work

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

In Hawthorn 21% 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 Hawthorn 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
Hawthorn - 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 work1,35777.377.81,43280.078.4-74
Less than 5 hours45025.623.749527.723.9-45
Between 5 and 14 hours54130.830.849227.530.0+49
Between 15 and 29 hours24413.914.528015.714.7-36
30 hours or more1216.98.71639.19.8-42
Did no unpaid domestic work30717.516.926514.816.7+42
Not stated915.25.3925.25.0-1

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, Hawthorn: 5.2% Did no unpaid domestic work, Hawthorn: 17.5% 30 hours or more, Hawthorn: 6.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Hawthorn: 13.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Hawthorn: 30.8% Less than 5 hours, Hawthorn: 25.6%
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, Hawthorn: -1 Did no unpaid domestic work, Hawthorn: +42 30 hours or more, Hawthorn: -42 Between 15 and 29 hours, Hawthorn: -36 Between 5 and 14 hours, Hawthorn: +49 Less than 5 hours, Hawthorn: -45
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 Hawthorn in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 20.9% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 23.2% for the City of Mitcham.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (25.6% compared to 23.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (17.5% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (6.9% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (13.9% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Hawthorn, between 2011 and 2016 was those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (-74 persons)

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