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Shire of Mundaring

Unpaid domestic work

In the Shire of Mundaring 26% 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 the Shire of Mundaring 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
Shire of Mundaring - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work21,19971.770.620,11172.570.2+1,088
Less than 5 hours5,83719.723.15,34019.322.3+497
Between 5 and 14 hours7,57825.626.06,72424.324.7+854
Between 15 and 29 hours4,16314.111.64,00814.511.9+155
30 hours or more3,62112.210.04,03914.611.3-418
Did no unpaid domestic work4,88116.521.04,49016.219.7+391
Not stated3,48511.88.53,12311.310.1+362

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 Perth: 8.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Greater Perth: 21.0% 30 hours or more, Greater Perth: 10.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, Greater Perth: 11.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Greater Perth: 26.0% Less than 5 hours, Greater Perth: 23.1% Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 11.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Shire of Mundaring: 16.5% 30 hours or more, Shire of Mundaring: 12.2% Between 15 and 29 hours, Shire of Mundaring: 14.1% Between 5 and 14 hours, Shire of Mundaring: 25.6% Less than 5 hours, Shire of Mundaring: 19.7%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +362 Did no unpaid domestic work, Shire of Mundaring: +391 30 hours or more, Shire of Mundaring: -418 Between 15 and 29 hours, Shire of Mundaring: +155 Between 5 and 14 hours, Shire of Mundaring: +854 Less than 5 hours, Shire of Mundaring: +497
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 26.3% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 21.6% for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (14.1% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (12.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (16.5% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (19.7% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,088 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+854 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+497 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-418 persons)

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