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In Blakeview 23% 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 Blakeview 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
Blakeview - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work2,87376.666.72,43677.967.1+437
Less than 5 hours86123.019.368021.818.0+180
Between 5 and 14 hours1,14030.424.591129.223.1+229
Between 15 and 29 hours45412.111.845714.612.5-3
30 hours or more41711.111.038612.413.5+31
Did no unpaid domestic work70918.924.853117.022.7+177
Not stated1684.58.51575.010.1+11

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 Playford: 8.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Playford: 24.8% 30 hours or more, City of Playford: 11.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Playford: 11.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Playford: 24.5% Less than 5 hours, City of Playford: 19.3% Not stated, Blakeview: 4.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Blakeview: 18.9% 30 hours or more, Blakeview: 11.1% Between 15 and 29 hours, Blakeview: 12.1% Between 5 and 14 hours, Blakeview: 30.4% Less than 5 hours, Blakeview: 23.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence 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, Blakeview: +11 Did no unpaid domestic work, Blakeview: +177 30 hours or more, Blakeview: +31 Between 15 and 29 hours, Blakeview: -3 Between 5 and 14 hours, Blakeview: +229 Less than 5 hours, Blakeview: +180
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Blakeview in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 23.2% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 22.8% for the City of Playford.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (76.6% compared to 66.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (30.4% compared to 24.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (23.0% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (18.9% compared to 24.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+437 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+229 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+180 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+177 persons)

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