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Oakleigh East - Huntingdale

Unpaid domestic work

In Oakleigh East - Huntingdale 18% 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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale 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
Oakleigh East - Huntingdale - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work4,35867.168.84,10767.169.6+251
Less than 5 hours1,61824.923.71,42323.223.4+195
Between 5 and 14 hours1,57424.224.51,49724.523.9+77
Between 15 and 29 hours6409.911.664210.512.0-2
30 hours or more5268.19.05458.910.3-19
Did no unpaid domestic work1,59924.624.51,53425.121.7+65
Not stated5408.36.74817.98.7+59

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, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 8.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 24.6% 30 hours or more, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 8.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 9.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 24.2% Less than 5 hours, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 24.9%
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, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +59 Did no unpaid domestic work, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +65 30 hours or more, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -19 Between 15 and 29 hours, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -2 Between 5 and 14 hours, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +77 Less than 5 hours, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +195
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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale in 2011 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, 17.9% 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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (24.9% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (9.9% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (67.1% compared to 68.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (8.1% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Oakleigh East - Huntingdale, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+251 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+195 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+77 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+65 persons)

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