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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 the City of Monash 19% 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 the City of Monash 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
City of Monash - Persons aged 15+ (Enumerated)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work103,60867.768.397,70568.868.9+5,903
Less than 5 hours36,65424.024.533,65223.724.2+3,002
Between 5 and 14 hours37,84124.725.334,79424.524.9+3,047
Between 15 and 29 hours16,80811.010.516,48911.610.9+319
30 hours or more12,3058.08.012,7709.08.9-465
Did no unpaid domestic work40,42426.424.134,83124.523.1+5,593
Not stated8,9005.87.79,4056.68.0-505

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, Greater Melbourne: 24.1% 30 hours or more, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, Greater Melbourne: 10.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, Greater Melbourne: 25.3% Less than 5 hours, Greater Melbourne: 24.5% Not stated, City of Monash: 5.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Monash: 26.4% 30 hours or more, City of Monash: 8.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Monash: 11.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Monash: 24.7% Less than 5 hours, City of Monash: 24.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated 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, City of Monash: -505 Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Monash: +5,593 30 hours or more, City of Monash: -465 Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Monash: +319 Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Monash: +3,047 Less than 5 hours, City of Monash: +3,002
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated 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 the City of Monash in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 19.0% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 18.4% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (26.4% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (11.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (24.7% compared to 25.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (24.0% compared to 24.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+5,903 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+5,593 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+3,047 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+3,002 persons)

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