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Port Noarlunga

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Port Noarlunga 20% 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 Port Noarlunga 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
Port Noarlunga - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work1,73470.174.21,70471.974.8+30
Less than 5 hours49319.922.149320.822.00
Between 5 and 14 hours74029.929.168228.828.5+58
Between 15 and 29 hours31912.913.331113.113.7+8
30 hours or more1817.39.72189.210.6-37
Did no unpaid domestic work44418.019.049220.819.1-48
Not stated29511.96.81727.36.1+123

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, City of Onkaparinga: 6.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Onkaparinga: 19.0% 30 hours or more, City of Onkaparinga: 9.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 13.3% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 29.1% Less than 5 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 22.1% Not stated, Port Noarlunga: 11.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, Port Noarlunga: 18.0% 30 hours or more, Port Noarlunga: 7.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Port Noarlunga: 12.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Port Noarlunga: 29.9% Less than 5 hours, Port Noarlunga: 19.9%
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, Port Noarlunga: +123 Did no unpaid domestic work, Port Noarlunga: -48 30 hours or more, Port Noarlunga: -37 Between 15 and 29 hours, Port Noarlunga: +8 Between 5 and 14 hours, Port Noarlunga: +58 Less than 5 hours, Port Noarlunga: 0
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 Port Noarlunga in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 20.3% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 23.0% for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Port Noarlunga and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (70.1% compared to 74.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (7.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (19.9% compared to 22.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (18.0% compared to 19.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Port Noarlunga, between 2011 and 2016 was those who:

  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+58 persons)

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