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Parkside Ward

Unpaid domestic work

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

In Parkside Ward 18% 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 Parkside Ward 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
Parkside Ward - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work3,86075.974.83,83577.875.4+24
Less than 5 hours1,30425.725.31,37127.825.9-67
Between 5 and 14 hours1,62031.930.11,51530.729.6+105
Between 15 and 29 hours60912.012.459312.012.2+17
30 hours or more3256.46.93557.27.7-30
Did no unpaid domestic work91418.019.482816.818.3+87
Not stated3086.15.82645.46.3+44

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 Unley: 5.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Unley: 19.4% 30 hours or more, City of Unley: 6.9% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Unley: 12.4% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Unley: 30.1% Less than 5 hours, City of Unley: 25.3% Not stated, Parkside Ward: 6.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, Parkside Ward: 18.0% 30 hours or more, Parkside Ward: 6.4% Between 15 and 29 hours, Parkside Ward: 12.0% Between 5 and 14 hours, Parkside Ward: 31.9% Less than 5 hours, Parkside Ward: 25.7%
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, Parkside Ward: +44 Did no unpaid domestic work, Parkside Ward: +87 30 hours or more, Parkside Ward: -30 Between 15 and 29 hours, Parkside Ward: +17 Between 5 and 14 hours, Parkside Ward: +105 Less than 5 hours, Parkside Ward: -67
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 Parkside Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 18.4% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.3% for City of Unley.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Parkside Ward and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 15 and 29 hours of domestic work (31.9% compared to 30.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (75.9% compared to 74.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (18.0% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (6.4% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+105 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+87 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (-67 persons)

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