Unpaid Domestic Work: Number of Hours (DOMP)

This variable records the number of hours each person aged 15 years and over spent performing unpaid domestic work in their own home and in other places, for themselves, their family, and other people in the household, in the week prior to Census Night.

Questions on unpaid work, including unpaid domestic work, were first asked for the 2006 Census. These questions were repeated for 2011. More information on the question design can be found in the Measures of Unpaid Work fact sheet.

The non-response rate for this variable was 8.5% (10.1% in 2006). More information is available from the 2011 Census non-response quality statement.

The responses to this question are captured automatically from mark box responses on the form so the risk of processing error is minimal. Sample checks are undertaken to ensure an acceptable level of quality.

In a small proportion of cases (less than 0.1%), respondents provided more than the required one response. Where more than one response was marked, the 'Yes' response with the highest number of hours was accepted over any other responses, including any 'No' response.

More information on Unpaid Domestic Work: Number of Hours (DOMP) is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0)

Question 48 as it appeared on the 2011 Census Household Form

Image of question 48 from the 2011 Census
A text only version of this question is also available


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