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Southern District

Unpaid domestic work

In Southern District 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 Southern District 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
Southern District - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work8,23276.174.85,58075.175.6+2,652
Less than 5 hours2,27521.022.01,37018.421.0+904
Between 5 and 14 hours3,19129.528.52,04327.527.1+1,148
Between 15 and 29 hours1,49613.813.71,08514.614.6+411
30 hours or more1,27011.710.61,08114.512.8+189
Did no unpaid domestic work1,84717.119.11,17815.917.8+669
Not stated7376.86.16769.16.6+61

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, Southern District: 6.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Southern District: 17.1% 30 hours or more, Southern District: 11.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Southern District: 13.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, Southern District: 29.5% Less than 5 hours, Southern District: 21.0%
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, Southern District: +61 Did no unpaid domestic work, Southern District: +669 30 hours or more, Southern District: +189 Between 15 and 29 hours, Southern District: +411 Between 5 and 14 hours, Southern District: +1,148 Less than 5 hours, Southern District: +904
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 Southern District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 25.6% 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 Southern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (76.1% compared to 74.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (11.7% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (29.5% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (17.1% compared to 19.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+2,652 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+1,148 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+904 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+669 persons)

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