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Wheelers Hill

Unpaid domestic work

In Wheelers Hill 23% 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 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 - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work11,52371.068.811,94271.169.6-419
Less than 5 hours3,79323.423.74,02424.023.4-231
Between 5 and 14 hours4,04724.924.54,02924.023.9+18
Between 15 and 29 hours2,10012.911.62,07012.312.0+30
30 hours or more1,5839.89.01,81910.810.3-236
Did no unpaid domestic work3,83723.624.53,68221.921.7+155
Not stated8655.36.71,1767.08.7-311

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, Wheelers Hill: 5.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, Wheelers Hill: 23.6% 30 hours or more, Wheelers Hill: 9.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Wheelers Hill: 12.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Wheelers Hill: 24.9% Less than 5 hours, Wheelers Hill: 23.4%
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, Wheelers Hill: -311 Did no unpaid domestic work, Wheelers Hill: +155 30 hours or more, Wheelers Hill: -236 Between 15 and 29 hours, Wheelers Hill: +30 Between 5 and 14 hours, Wheelers Hill: +18 Less than 5 hours, Wheelers Hill: -231
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 Wheelers Hill 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, 22.7% 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 Wheelers Hill and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (71.0% compared to 68.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (12.9% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (9.8% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (23.6% compared to 24.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (-419 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-236 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (-231 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+155 persons)

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