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Unpaid domestic work

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the City of Playford 21% of the population over 15 did more than 14 hours of housework each week in 2016.

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 the City of Playford 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
City of Playford - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work44,95465.371.440,61766.771.8+4,337
Less than 5 hours13,58219.722.611,78319.322.5+1,799
Between 5 and 14 hours16,90524.627.914,93724.527.3+1,968
Between 15 and 29 hours7,74211.212.37,21211.812.6+530
30 hours or more6,7259.88.66,68511.09.4+40
Did no unpaid domestic work17,62425.621.815,09824.821.2+2,526
Not stated6,2449.16.85,1838.57.0+1,061

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work, 2016
Unpaid domestic work, 2016 Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, Greater Adelaide: 21.8% 30 hours or more, Greater Adelaide: 8.6% Between 15 and 29 hours, Greater Adelaide: 12.3% Between 5 and 14 hours, Greater Adelaide: 27.9% Less than 5 hours, Greater Adelaide: 22.6% Not stated, City of Playford: 9.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Playford: 25.6% 30 hours or more, City of Playford: 9.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Playford: 11.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Playford: 24.6% Less than 5 hours, City of Playford: 19.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, City of Playford: +1,061 Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Playford: +2,526 30 hours or more, City of Playford: +40 Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Playford: +530 Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Playford: +1,968 Less than 5 hours, City of Playford: +1,799
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 the City of Playford in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 21.0% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 20.9% for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in the City of Playford and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (25.6% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (65.3% compared to 71.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (24.6% compared to 27.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (19.7% compared to 22.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in the City of Playford, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+4,337 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+2,526 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+1,968 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+1,799 persons)

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