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Dromana - Safety Beach

Unpaid domestic work

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In Dromana - Safety Beach 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 Dromana - Safety Beach 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
Dromana - Safety Beach - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work6,44170.271.25,10369.571.4+1,338
Less than 5 hours2,00721.921.21,42919.520.4+579
Between 5 and 14 hours2,44726.726.91,86725.425.8+580
Between 15 and 29 hours1,18512.913.31,02714.013.7+158
30 hours or more8018.79.877910.611.5+22
Did no unpaid domestic work1,85020.220.21,48420.219.7+366
Not stated8859.68.675310.38.8+132

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.2% 30 hours or more, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.3% Between 5 and 14 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 26.9% Less than 5 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 21.2% Not stated, Dromana - Safety Beach: 9.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, Dromana - Safety Beach: 20.2% 30 hours or more, Dromana - Safety Beach: 8.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Dromana - Safety Beach: 12.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Dromana - Safety Beach: 26.7% Less than 5 hours, Dromana - Safety Beach: 21.9%
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, Dromana - Safety Beach: +132 Did no unpaid domestic work, Dromana - Safety Beach: +366 30 hours or more, Dromana - Safety Beach: +22 Between 15 and 29 hours, Dromana - Safety Beach: +158 Between 5 and 14 hours, Dromana - Safety Beach: +580 Less than 5 hours, Dromana - Safety Beach: +579
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 Dromana - Safety Beach in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 21.6% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 23.1% for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Dromana - Safety Beach and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (21.9% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (8.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (70.2% compared to 71.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Dromana - Safety Beach, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,338 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+580 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+579 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+366 persons)

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