Wednesday 28 September 2016

Minute Breakdown: How much time do Irish Mammies spend on tasks for the family?

Published 15/04/2016 | 12:10

New research has found that the average mum spends 32 hours each week working at home, often in addition to a full-time job outside of it.
New research has found that the average mum spends 32 hours each week working at home, often in addition to a full-time job outside of it.

The average Irish mum juggles 23 different jobs each week, including acting as a chef, teacher and even a judge to settle family debates.

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New research has found that the average mum spends 32 hours each week working at home, often in addition to a full-time job outside of it.

The study found that if mums were to be financially reimbursed for their jobs within the home, they would stand to receive an extra €22,116 annually, a figure which took into account pay standard within different industries.

Insurance provider Beagle Street found that mums spend 180 minutes a week cleaning up after their family, and 174 minutes cooking meals. Mums spend 114 minutes playing the role of counsellor as they listen and help resolve the problems of their nearest and dearest. An average of 66 minutes each week is spend chauffeuring around family members, which 90 minutes is spent acting as a teacher as children struggle with their homework.

The Irish mums who took part in the research revealed that their busy lives wreak havoc with their future plans and 94pc admitted that their workload inside and outside the household makes it hard to find the time to plan.

Despite the extra hours, 97pc of Irish mums revealed that being a parent is “the best job in the world”.

Average Time Spent of Household Tasks

Cleaner: 180 minutes each week

Chef: 174 minutes each week

Counsellor: 114 minutes each week

Personal Assistant: 108 minutes each week

Teacher: 90 minutes each week

Story-teller: 78 minutes each week

Waitress: 70 minutes each week

Nurse: 72 minutes each week

Driver: 66 minutes each week

Judge: 54 minutes each week

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