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Seaford Meadows

Unpaid domestic work

In Seaford Meadows 23% 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 Seaford Meadows 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
Seaford Meadows - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work89775.274.82673.575.6+871
Less than 5 hours27923.422.0617.721.0+273
Between 5 and 14 hours34328.828.5927.827.1+333
Between 15 and 29 hours15813.213.7412.714.6+154
30 hours or more1179.810.6515.212.8+112
Did no unpaid domestic work17915.019.1618.217.8+173
Not stated1179.86.128.36.6+114

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, City of Onkaparinga: 6.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Onkaparinga: 19.1% 30 hours or more, City of Onkaparinga: 10.6% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 13.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 28.5% Less than 5 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 22.0% Not stated, Seaford Meadows: 9.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Seaford Meadows: 15.0% 30 hours or more, Seaford Meadows: 9.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Seaford Meadows: 13.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, Seaford Meadows: 28.8% Less than 5 hours, Seaford Meadows: 23.4%
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, Seaford Meadows: +114 Did no unpaid domestic work, Seaford Meadows: +173 30 hours or more, Seaford Meadows: +112 Between 15 and 29 hours, Seaford Meadows: +154 Between 5 and 14 hours, Seaford Meadows: +333 Less than 5 hours, Seaford Meadows: +273
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 Seaford Meadows in 2011 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, 23.1% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 24.3% for the City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (23.4% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (15.0% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (9.8% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+871 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+333 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+273 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+173 persons)

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