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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Unpaid domestic work

In Mornington Peninsula Shire 25% 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 Mornington Peninsula Shire 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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work84,30271.468.877,35469.868.6+6,948
Less than 5 hours24,10020.424.220,80518.823.1+3,295
Between 5 and 14 hours30,51725.824.926,43723.924.0+4,080
Between 15 and 29 hours16,16413.710.915,21913.711.2+945
30 hours or more13,52111.58.914,89313.410.3-1,372
Did no unpaid domestic work23,31619.723.220,36818.421.3+2,948
Not stated10,4398.88.013,03111.810.1-2,592

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, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Greater Melbourne: 23.2% 30 hours or more, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Greater Melbourne: 10.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Greater Melbourne: 24.9% Less than 5 hours, Greater Melbourne: 24.2% Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 19.7% 30 hours or more, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.5% Between 15 and 29 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 25.8% Less than 5 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -2,592 Did no unpaid domestic work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +2,948 30 hours or more, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -1,372 Between 15 and 29 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +945 Between 5 and 14 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +4,080 Less than 5 hours, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3,295
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 25.1% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.8% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (13.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (71.4% compared to 68.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (20.4% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (19.7% compared to 23.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+6,948 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+4,080 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+3,295 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+2,948 persons)

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