Northmead

Unpaid domestic work

In Northmead 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 Northmead 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
Northmead - Total persons (Enumerated)20112011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Parramatta %Number%City of Parramatta %2011 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work3,71871.562.53,71871.562.50
Less than 5 hours1,11521.421.11,11521.421.10
Between 5 and 14 hours1,46428.222.61,46428.222.60
Between 15 and 29 hours63612.210.163612.210.10
30 hours or more5039.78.75039.78.70
Did no unpaid domestic work1,05720.327.91,05720.327.90
Not stated4248.29.64248.29.60

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 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, Northmead: 8.2% Did no unpaid domestic work, Northmead: 20.3% 30 hours or more, Northmead: 9.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, Northmead: 12.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, Northmead: 28.2% Less than 5 hours, Northmead: 21.4%
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, 2011 to 2011
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2011 Not stated, Northmead: 0 Did no unpaid domestic work, Northmead: 0 30 hours or more, Northmead: 0 Between 15 and 29 hours, Northmead: 0 Between 5 and 14 hours, Northmead: 0 Less than 5 hours, Northmead: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 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 Northmead 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, 21.9% 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 Northmead and the City of Parramatta were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (71.5% compared to 62.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (28.2% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (12.2% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (20.3% compared to 27.9%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Northmead between 2011 and 2011.

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