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Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park

Unpaid domestic work

In Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park 22% 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 Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park 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
Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work1,46262.366.71,25162.567.1+210
Less than 5 hours43518.619.336918.518.0+65
Between 5 and 14 hours50221.424.540620.323.1+96
Between 15 and 29 hours30513.011.822711.412.5+77
30 hours or more2209.411.024812.413.5-28
Did no unpaid domestic work66128.224.853926.922.7+122
Not stated2229.58.521110.510.1+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, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: 9.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: 28.2% 30 hours or more, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: 9.4% Between 15 and 29 hours, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: 13.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: 21.4% Less than 5 hours, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: 18.6%
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, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: +11 Did no unpaid domestic work, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: +122 30 hours or more, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: -28 Between 15 and 29 hours, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: +77 Between 5 and 14 hours, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: +96 Less than 5 hours, Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park: +65
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 Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park 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, 22.4% 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 Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (28.2% compared to 24.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (62.3% compared to 66.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (21.4% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (9.4% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+210 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+122 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+96 persons)
  • Did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (+77 persons)

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