The results showed most of the respondents would rather cook and do the laundry themselves than get someone else to do it, AAP reported.
“Despite some Australian women working up to 70 hours a week, 45 per cent also managed to squeeze in an average of 10 hours per week of housework,” Gwyneth Howell, the study’s coordinator from UWS’s school of communication, was quoted as saying.
Over 85 per cent of the respondents said that they did most of the work at home and they did not begrudge their partners being comparatively less involved.
“Far from begrudging the time spent completing these household tasks, some progressive women even enjoy them,” said Howell.
Eighty-five per cent of them said that they didn’t want their partner to help out with the laundry, as they caused mistakes like mixing delicate clothing with jeans.
However, nearly 50 per cent made it clear they would pay for a cleaner if they could afford to and 18 per cent said they would be happy to have some else to do the ironing.