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Elizabeth Vale

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Elizabeth Vale 20% 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 Elizabeth Vale 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
Elizabeth Vale - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work1,61957.165.31,69162.666.7-73
Less than 5 hours45516.119.744816.619.3+7
Between 5 and 14 hours60821.524.658221.524.5+26
Between 15 and 29 hours29110.311.233712.511.8-45
30 hours or more2639.39.832312.011.0-61
Did no unpaid domestic work89931.725.670926.224.8+190
Not stated31411.19.130311.28.5+11

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, 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% Not stated, Elizabeth Vale: 11.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Elizabeth Vale: 31.7% 30 hours or more, Elizabeth Vale: 9.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Elizabeth Vale: 10.3% Between 5 and 14 hours, Elizabeth Vale: 21.5% Less than 5 hours, Elizabeth Vale: 16.1%
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, Elizabeth Vale: +11 Did no unpaid domestic work, Elizabeth Vale: +190 30 hours or more, Elizabeth Vale: -61 Between 15 and 29 hours, Elizabeth Vale: -45 Between 5 and 14 hours, Elizabeth Vale: +26 Less than 5 hours, Elizabeth Vale: +7
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 Elizabeth Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 19.6% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 21.0% for the City of Playford.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (31.7% compared to 25.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (57.1% compared to 65.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (16.1% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (21.5% compared to 24.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+190 persons)
  • Did unpaid domestic work (-73 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-61 persons)

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