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Unpaid domestic work

In North Parramatta 15% 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 North Parramatta 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
North Parramatta - (Enumerated) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Parramatta %Number%City of Parramatta %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work6,54760.266.75,42662.267.1+1,121
Less than 5 hours2,45922.622.42,01423.122.6+445
Between 5 and 14 hours2,46822.724.42,04123.423.7+427
Between 15 and 29 hours8327.711.07418.511.0+92
30 hours or more7867.28.96297.29.8+157
Did no unpaid domestic work2,92526.924.51,95222.421.7+973
Not stated1,40212.98.81,35215.511.2+50

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 Parramatta: 8.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Parramatta: 24.5% 30 hours or more, City of Parramatta: 8.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Parramatta: 11.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Parramatta: 24.4% Less than 5 hours, City of Parramatta: 22.4% Not stated, North Parramatta: 12.9% Did no unpaid domestic work, North Parramatta: 26.9% 30 hours or more, North Parramatta: 7.2% Between 15 and 29 hours, North Parramatta: 7.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, North Parramatta: 22.7% Less than 5 hours, North Parramatta: 22.6%
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, North Parramatta: +50 Did no unpaid domestic work, North Parramatta: +973 30 hours or more, North Parramatta: +157 Between 15 and 29 hours, North Parramatta: +92 Between 5 and 14 hours, North Parramatta: +427 Less than 5 hours, North Parramatta: +445
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 North Parramatta in 2011 compared to City of Parramatta shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 14.9% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.9% for City of Parramatta.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (26.9% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (60.2% compared to 66.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (7.7% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (7.2% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,121 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+973 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+445 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+427 persons)

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