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Ashwood - Burwood

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Ashwood - Burwood 18% 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 Ashwood - Burwood 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
Ashwood - Burwood - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work5,28267.267.64,89971.168.8+383
Less than 5 hours1,87523.823.91,64823.923.7+227
Between 5 and 14 hours2,02125.724.71,82826.524.5+193
Between 15 and 29 hours84910.811.084812.311.6+1
30 hours or more5376.88.15758.39.0-38
Did no unpaid domestic work1,93124.626.41,53122.224.5+400
Not stated6498.36.04606.76.7+189

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 Monash: 6.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Monash: 26.4% 30 hours or more, City of Monash: 8.1% 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: 23.9% Not stated, Ashwood - Burwood: 8.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, Ashwood - Burwood: 24.6% 30 hours or more, Ashwood - Burwood: 6.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Ashwood - Burwood: 10.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, Ashwood - Burwood: 25.7% Less than 5 hours, Ashwood - Burwood: 23.8%
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, Ashwood - Burwood: +189 Did no unpaid domestic work, Ashwood - Burwood: +400 30 hours or more, Ashwood - Burwood: -38 Between 15 and 29 hours, Ashwood - Burwood: +1 Between 5 and 14 hours, Ashwood - Burwood: +193 Less than 5 hours, Ashwood - Burwood: +227
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 Ashwood - Burwood in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 17.6% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.1% for City of Monash.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Ashwood - Burwood and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (25.7% compared to 24.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (24.6% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (6.8% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+400 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+383 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+227 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+193 persons)

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