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Household chores 'balanced' amongst four-in-ten couples-CSO

Jun 22, 2021 13:06 By Shannonside News
Household chores 'balanced' amongst four-in-ten couples-CSO Household chores 'balanced' amongst four-in-ten couples-CSO
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Six in ten lone parents say they feel lonely all or most of the time

Four in ten people who live with a partner say the responsibility for household chores is balanced.

That's one of the findings of the CSO's 'Life at Home Survey'. It also showed more than three quarters of those who share rented accommodation with non-family members, feel they will never be in a position to own their own place.

This Life at Home CSO survey aims to take the pulse of the country about a particular issue at a particular point in time.

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Those who live with a partner of the same sex are more likely to report a balanced division of responsibilities for household chores compared to those living with a partner of the opposite sex.

Women living with a male partner were more likely to say they are mainly responsible for household chores (65%) while men were more likely to say they are mainly responsible for home and garden maintenance

Six in ten lone parents say they feel lonely all or most of the time compared to 44 per cent of people sharing rented accommodation and 17 per cent of those living alone.

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More than three-quarters of respondents who share rented accommodation with non-family members feel they will never be in a position to own their own place.

 

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