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Oakleigh South

Unpaid domestic work

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In Oakleigh South 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 Oakleigh South 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 South - 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 work2,91669.367.62,83969.068.8+77
Less than 5 hours1,05425.123.91,00324.423.7+51
Between 5 and 14 hours1,10226.224.71,00624.524.5+96
Between 15 and 29 hours4019.511.046311.311.6-62
30 hours or more3598.58.13678.99.0-8
Did no unpaid domestic work1,01624.226.493822.824.5+78
Not stated2756.56.03358.16.7-60

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, Oakleigh South: 6.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Oakleigh South: 24.2% 30 hours or more, Oakleigh South: 8.5% Between 15 and 29 hours, Oakleigh South: 9.5% Between 5 and 14 hours, Oakleigh South: 26.2% Less than 5 hours, Oakleigh South: 25.1%
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, Oakleigh South: -60 Did no unpaid domestic work, Oakleigh South: +78 30 hours or more, Oakleigh South: -8 Between 15 and 29 hours, Oakleigh South: -62 Between 5 and 14 hours, Oakleigh South: +96 Less than 5 hours, Oakleigh South: +51
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 Oakleigh South 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, 18.1% 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 Oakleigh South and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (69.3% compared to 67.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (26.2% compared to 24.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (24.2% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (9.5% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+96 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+78 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+77 persons)
  • Did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (-62 persons)

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