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In Unley Ward 19% 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 Unley 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
Unley Ward - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work3,74176.775.43,62377.475.0+117
Less than 5 hours1,36228.025.91,31628.124.7+47
Between 5 and 14 hours1,45229.829.61,37529.428.6+77
Between 15 and 29 hours56311.612.256712.113.1-4
30 hours or more3627.47.73647.88.7-2
Did no unpaid domestic work75715.518.375616.217.40
Not stated3767.76.33016.47.6+75

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 Unley: 6.3% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Unley: 18.3% 30 hours or more, City of Unley: 7.7% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Unley: 12.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Unley: 29.6% Less than 5 hours, City of Unley: 25.9% Not stated, Unley Ward: 7.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, Unley Ward: 15.5% 30 hours or more, Unley Ward: 7.4% Between 15 and 29 hours, Unley Ward: 11.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Unley Ward: 29.8% Less than 5 hours, Unley Ward: 28.0%
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, Unley Ward: +75 Did no unpaid domestic work, Unley Ward: 0 30 hours or more, Unley Ward: -2 Between 15 and 29 hours, Unley Ward: -4 Between 5 and 14 hours, Unley Ward: +77 Less than 5 hours, Unley Ward: +47
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 Unley Ward in 2011 compared to the 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, 19.0% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 19.8% for the City of Unley.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (28.0% compared to 25.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did domestic work (76.7% compared to 75.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (15.5% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did 30 hours or more of domestic work (11.6% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+117 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+77 persons)

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