Labor says, if elected, they will give $15.2 million over 10 years to the Australian Bureau of Statistics to restore the ‘Time Use’ survey.
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Data from the Time Use survey measures unpaid and domestic work, which disproportionately skews towards women. There hasn’t been a survey of this kind since it was dumped by the ABS back in 2013.
According to the 2016 Census, women take on between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic housework per week, well above men who average less than five hours per week. Women working full time are twice as likely to do 15 hours of unpaid domestic chores each week.
The gap widens even more for those working part-time.