Wentworthville - Pendle Hill

Unpaid domestic work

In Wentworthville - Pendle Hill 20% 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 Wentworthville - Pendle Hill 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
Wentworthville - Pendle Hill - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Parramatta %Number%City of Parramatta %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work2,51166.462.500.00.0+2,511
Less than 5 hours84322.321.100.00.0+844
Between 5 and 14 hours89623.722.600.00.0+896
Between 15 and 29 hours45011.910.100.00.0+451
30 hours or more3208.58.700.00.0+321
Did no unpaid domestic work1,00626.627.900.00.0+1,007
Not stated2637.09.600.00.0+264

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, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: 7.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: 26.6% 30 hours or more, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: 8.5% Between 15 and 29 hours, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: 11.9% Between 5 and 14 hours, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: 23.7% Less than 5 hours, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: 22.3%
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, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: +264 Did no unpaid domestic work, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: +1,007 30 hours or more, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: +321 Between 15 and 29 hours, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: +451 Between 5 and 14 hours, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: +896 Less than 5 hours, Wentworthville - Pendle Hill: +844
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 Wentworthville - Pendle Hill 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, 20.4% 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 Wentworthville - Pendle Hill and the City of Parramatta were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (66.4% compared to 62.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (11.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (22.3% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (26.6% compared to 27.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Wentworthville - Pendle Hill, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+2,511 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+1,007 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+896 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+844 persons)

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