Female full-timers still doing more housework than men

Surprise! Men aren't pulling their weight at home!

The latest census has confirmed the division of housework remains lopsided, with women doing the lion's share. 

While this won't surprise many Australians - there remains, of course, more men than women in the full-time workforce - the fact is that even when a woman works full time, she will still log more hours of domestic work after leaving her 9 to 5 job than her male counterpart.

The 2016 Census found that full-time working women were twice as likely to do more than 15 hours of unpaid domestic work than full-time working men.

More shockingly, nearly a quarter of full-time employed men said they did zero hours of household work.  

Of those who work 35-40 hours a week, most men (35%) did less than five hours of unpaid domestic work, while most women (41%) slogged between five and 14 hours. 

“The Census counted that almost one-fifth of women working full-time were likely to undertake at least 15 hours of unpaid domestic work a week, compared to 8 per cent of men,” Census Program Manager Bindi Kindermann said.

The figures were perhaps even more stark when it came to part-time workers, where 9 per cent of men did more than 15 hours, compared to a whopping 34 per cent of women.

Here's the run down from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Posted by Rosemary284 •16w ago • Report
Dan222, I have to agree with you. It is surprising how much time a lot of guys spend doing maintenace jobs around a home - inside and outside. Does this take into consideration that some men fo shift work and often don't get as much sleep as they would at night, so often have less energy to do as much as they would like to?
Not all are lazy. They may not help with all the chores but some do things that a women does and it goes un-noticed.
Posted by Dan222 •16w ago • Report
Who bloody cares. Let couples decide for themselves in their own home who does what. And who mows the lawn and does all the handy work? Does that count? Or does the survey just take into account anything involving a vacuum cleaner or dishcloth?