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Hills Region

Unpaid domestic work

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In Hills Region 25% 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 Hills Region 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
Hills Region - 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 work15,45880.877.815,00582.078.4+453
Less than 5 hours4,42523.123.74,26023.323.9+165
Between 5 and 14 hours6,24532.630.85,75231.430.0+493
Between 15 and 29 hours3,00615.714.53,05016.714.7-44
30 hours or more1,7809.38.71,94110.69.8-161
Did no unpaid domestic work2,70514.116.92,54713.916.7+158
Not stated9665.15.37474.15.0+219

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, Hills Region: 5.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Hills Region: 14.1% 30 hours or more, Hills Region: 9.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Hills Region: 15.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, Hills Region: 32.6% Less than 5 hours, Hills Region: 23.1%
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, Hills Region: +219 Did no unpaid domestic work, Hills Region: +158 30 hours or more, Hills Region: -161 Between 15 and 29 hours, Hills Region: -44 Between 5 and 14 hours, Hills Region: +493 Less than 5 hours, Hills Region: +165
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 Hills Region in 2016 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, 25.0% 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 Hills Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (80.8% compared to 77.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (32.6% compared to 30.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (15.7% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (14.1% compared to 16.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Hills Region, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+493 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+453 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+165 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-161 persons)

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