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Mount Waverley

Unpaid domestic work

In Mount Waverley 24% of the population over 15 did more than 14 hours of housework each week in 2011.

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 Mount Waverley 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
Mount Waverley - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work19,68373.368.819,05974.169.6+624
Less than 5 hours6,26623.323.75,91323.023.4+353
Between 5 and 14 hours7,05526.324.56,55125.523.9+504
Between 15 and 29 hours3,58813.411.63,53313.712.0+55
30 hours or more2,77410.39.03,06211.910.3-288
Did no unpaid domestic work5,71921.324.54,71318.321.7+1,006
Not stated1,4385.46.71,9637.68.7-525

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work, 2011
Unpaid domestic work, 2011 Not stated, City of Monash: 6.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Monash: 24.5% 30 hours or more, City of Monash: 9.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Monash: 11.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Monash: 24.5% Less than 5 hours, City of Monash: 23.7% Not stated, Mount Waverley: 5.4% Did no unpaid domestic work, Mount Waverley: 21.3% 30 hours or more, Mount Waverley: 10.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Mount Waverley: 13.4% Between 5 and 14 hours, Mount Waverley: 26.3% Less than 5 hours, Mount Waverley: 23.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Mount Waverley: -525 Did no unpaid domestic work, Mount Waverley: +1,006 30 hours or more, Mount Waverley: -288 Between 15 and 29 hours, Mount Waverley: +55 Between 5 and 14 hours, Mount Waverley: +504 Less than 5 hours, Mount Waverley: +353
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Mount Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 23.7% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 20.6% for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (73.3% compared to 68.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (26.3% compared to 24.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (13.4% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (21.3% compared to 24.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Mount Waverley, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+1,006 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+624 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+504 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+353 persons)

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