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North - East Region

Unpaid domestic work

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In North - East Region 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 North - East 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
North - East 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 work14,11178.377.813,91878.478.4+193
Less than 5 hours4,41624.523.74,45125.123.9-35
Between 5 and 14 hours5,56730.930.85,24429.530.0+323
Between 15 and 29 hours2,63214.614.52,51614.214.7+116
30 hours or more1,4958.38.71,7069.69.8-211
Did no unpaid domestic work2,97116.516.92,97416.816.7-3
Not stated9505.35.38584.85.0+92

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, North - East Region: 5.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, North - East Region: 16.5% 30 hours or more, North - East Region: 8.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, North - East Region: 14.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, North - East Region: 30.9% Less than 5 hours, North - East Region: 24.5%
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, North - East Region: +92 Did no unpaid domestic work, North - East Region: -3 30 hours or more, North - East Region: -211 Between 15 and 29 hours, North - East Region: +116 Between 5 and 14 hours, North - East Region: +323 Less than 5 hours, North - East Region: -35
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 North - East Region 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 North - East Region and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (24.5% compared to 23.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+323 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-211 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+193 persons)
  • Did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (+116 persons)

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