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Essendon West

Unpaid domestic work

In Essendon West 24% 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 West 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 West - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work79573.069.779073.068.4+6
Less than 5 hours25023.024.823822.022.9+12
Between 5 and 14 hours28526.225.327125.124.2+14
Between 15 and 29 hours13812.710.915214.111.1-14
30 hours or more12111.18.712811.810.1-7
Did no unpaid domestic work23821.922.019017.621.4+49
Not stated555.18.31019.410.2-46

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 West: 5.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Essendon West: 21.9% 30 hours or more, Essendon West: 11.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, Essendon West: 12.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, Essendon West: 26.2% Less than 5 hours, Essendon West: 23.0%
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 West: -46 Did no unpaid domestic work, Essendon West: +49 30 hours or more, Essendon West: -7 Between 15 and 29 hours, Essendon West: -14 Between 5 and 14 hours, Essendon West: +14 Less than 5 hours, Essendon West: +12
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 West in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 23.8% 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 West and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (73.0% compared to 69.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (11.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (12.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (23.0% compared to 24.8%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.

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