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Essendon North

Unpaid domestic work

In Essendon North 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 Essendon North 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
Essendon North - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work1,27366.669.71,13867.368.4+135
Less than 5 hours46124.124.836421.522.9+97
Between 5 and 14 hours46224.225.342625.224.2+36
Between 15 and 29 hours1889.810.920312.011.1-15
30 hours or more1628.58.71458.610.1+17
Did no unpaid domestic work41021.522.038522.821.4+25
Not stated22811.98.31689.910.2+60

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 Moonee Valley: 8.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Moonee Valley: 22.0% 30 hours or more, City of Moonee Valley: 8.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Moonee Valley: 10.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Moonee Valley: 25.3% Less than 5 hours, City of Moonee Valley: 24.8% Not stated, Essendon North: 11.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, Essendon North: 21.5% 30 hours or more, Essendon North: 8.5% Between 15 and 29 hours, Essendon North: 9.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, Essendon North: 24.2% Less than 5 hours, Essendon North: 24.1%
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, Essendon North: +60 Did no unpaid domestic work, Essendon North: +25 30 hours or more, Essendon North: +17 Between 15 and 29 hours, Essendon North: -15 Between 5 and 14 hours, Essendon North: +36 Less than 5 hours, Essendon North: +97
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 Essendon North in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 18.3% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.6% for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Essendon North and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (66.6% compared to 69.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (24.2% compared to 25.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (9.8% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (24.1% compared to 24.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+135 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+97 persons)

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