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Wheelers Hill

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Wheelers Hill 22% 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 Wheelers Hill 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
Wheelers Hill - 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 work11,72170.367.611,52371.068.8+198
Less than 5 hours3,77822.623.93,79323.423.7-15
Between 5 and 14 hours4,24325.424.74,04724.924.5+196
Between 15 and 29 hours2,21113.311.02,10012.911.6+111
30 hours or more1,4898.98.11,5839.89.0-94
Did no unpaid domestic work4,13224.826.43,83723.624.5+295
Not stated8275.06.08655.36.7-38

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, Wheelers Hill: 5.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Wheelers Hill: 24.8% 30 hours or more, Wheelers Hill: 8.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Wheelers Hill: 13.3% Between 5 and 14 hours, Wheelers Hill: 25.4% Less than 5 hours, Wheelers Hill: 22.6%
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, Wheelers Hill: -38 Did no unpaid domestic work, Wheelers Hill: +295 30 hours or more, Wheelers Hill: -94 Between 15 and 29 hours, Wheelers Hill: +111 Between 5 and 14 hours, Wheelers Hill: +196 Less than 5 hours, Wheelers Hill: -15
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 Wheelers Hill in 2016 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, 22.2% 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 Wheelers Hill and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (70.3% compared to 67.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (13.3% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (24.8% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (22.6% compared to 23.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+295 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (+198 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+196 persons)
  • Did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (+111 persons)

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