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Tamworth Regional Council

Unpaid domestic work

In Tamworth Regional Council 26% 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 Tamworth Regional Council 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
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work31,36470.570.830,11871.370.5+1,245
Less than 5 hours8,61519.419.57,96918.918.7+645
Between 5 and 14 hours11,30525.425.710,14824.023.9+1,157
Between 15 and 29 hours5,95013.413.65,85913.913.7+90
30 hours or more5,49412.312.06,14114.514.2-648
Did no unpaid domestic work9,11120.520.58,45920.019.9+652
Not stated4,0259.08.63,6608.79.5+365

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, Regional NSW: 8.6% Did no unpaid domestic work, Regional NSW: 20.5% 30 hours or more, Regional NSW: 12.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, Regional NSW: 13.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Regional NSW: 25.7% Less than 5 hours, Regional NSW: 19.5% Not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.0% Did no unpaid domestic work, Tamworth Regional Council: 20.5% 30 hours or more, Tamworth Regional Council: 12.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Tamworth Regional Council: 13.4% Between 5 and 14 hours, Tamworth Regional Council: 25.4% Less than 5 hours, Tamworth Regional Council: 19.4%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +365 Did no unpaid domestic work, Tamworth Regional Council: +652 30 hours or more, Tamworth Regional Council: -648 Between 15 and 29 hours, Tamworth Regional Council: +90 Between 5 and 14 hours, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,157 Less than 5 hours, Tamworth Regional Council: +645
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 25.7% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 25.6% for Regional NSW.

There were no major differences between Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,245 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+1,157 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+652 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-648 persons)

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