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Mount Martha

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Mount Martha 24% 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 Mount Martha 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
Mount Martha - 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 work11,13576.471.210,08675.671.4+1,049
Less than 5 hours3,42823.521.22,92821.920.4+500
Between 5 and 14 hours4,22729.026.93,56926.825.8+658
Between 15 and 29 hours2,03814.013.32,01215.113.7+26
30 hours or more1,4429.99.81,57711.811.5-135
Did no unpaid domestic work2,53417.420.22,15216.119.7+382
Not stated8996.28.61,1038.38.8-204

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, Mount Martha: 6.2% Did no unpaid domestic work, Mount Martha: 17.4% 30 hours or more, Mount Martha: 9.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Mount Martha: 14.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Mount Martha: 29.0% Less than 5 hours, Mount Martha: 23.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Mount Martha: -204 Did no unpaid domestic work, Mount Martha: +382 30 hours or more, Mount Martha: -135 Between 15 and 29 hours, Mount Martha: +26 Between 5 and 14 hours, Mount Martha: +658 Less than 5 hours, Mount Martha: +500
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 Mount Martha in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 23.9% 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 Mount Martha and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (76.4% compared to 71.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (23.5% compared to 21.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (29.0% compared to 26.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (17.4% compared to 20.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,049 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+658 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+500 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+382 persons)

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