Dundas Valley
Unpaid domestic work

In Dundas Valley 22% 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 Dundas Valley 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
Dundas Valley - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Parramatta %Number%City of Parramatta %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work2,62169.262.52,39467.963.1+228
Less than 5 hours85822.721.174421.121.2+114
Between 5 and 14 hours92824.522.687024.722.2+58
Between 15 and 29 hours46012.210.141411.810.2+46
30 hours or more3749.98.736410.39.5+10
Did no unpaid domestic work89623.727.974921.325.2+147
Not stated2677.19.638210.911.7-115

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work, 2011
Unpaid domestic work, 2011 Not stated, City of Parramatta: 9.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Parramatta: 27.9% 30 hours or more, City of Parramatta: 8.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Parramatta: 10.1% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Parramatta: 22.6% Less than 5 hours, City of Parramatta: 21.1% Not stated, Dundas Valley: 7.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Dundas Valley: 23.7% 30 hours or more, Dundas Valley: 9.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, Dundas Valley: 12.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, Dundas Valley: 24.5% Less than 5 hours, Dundas Valley: 22.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, Dundas Valley: -115 Did no unpaid domestic work, Dundas Valley: +147 30 hours or more, Dundas Valley: +10 Between 15 and 29 hours, Dundas Valley: +46 Between 5 and 14 hours, Dundas Valley: +58 Less than 5 hours, Dundas Valley: +114
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated 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 Dundas Valley in 2011 compared to the City of Parramatta shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 22.1% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 18.8% for the City of Parramatta.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Dundas Valley and the City of Parramatta were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (69.2% compared to 62.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (12.2% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (24.5% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (23.7% compared to 27.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+228 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+147 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+114 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+58 persons)

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