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Modbury Heights

Unpaid domestic work

In Modbury Heights 24% 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 Modbury Heights 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
Modbury Heights - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work3,46377.474.93,54776.675.9-85
Less than 5 hours1,10624.722.61,08823.522.2+18
Between 5 and 14 hours1,30429.128.51,31028.327.4-6
Between 15 and 29 hours60713.613.863313.714.2-26
30 hours or more44610.010.051511.112.2-70
Did no unpaid domestic work82818.519.884918.318.0-22
Not stated1844.15.32345.16.1-50

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 Tea Tree Gully: 5.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Tea Tree Gully: 19.8% 30 hours or more, City of Tea Tree Gully: 10.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.8% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Tea Tree Gully: 28.5% Less than 5 hours, City of Tea Tree Gully: 22.6% Not stated, Modbury Heights: 4.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Modbury Heights: 18.5% 30 hours or more, Modbury Heights: 10.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, Modbury Heights: 13.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Modbury Heights: 29.1% Less than 5 hours, Modbury Heights: 24.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Modbury Heights: -50 Did no unpaid domestic work, Modbury Heights: -22 30 hours or more, Modbury Heights: -70 Between 15 and 29 hours, Modbury Heights: -26 Between 5 and 14 hours, Modbury Heights: -6 Less than 5 hours, Modbury Heights: +18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid domestic work performed by the population in Modbury Heights in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 23.5% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 23.8% for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Modbury Heights and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (77.4% compared to 74.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (24.7% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (29.1% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (18.5% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (-85 persons)
  • Did 30 hours or more of domestic work (-70 persons)

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