Households are still headed by women, in the south even more

Although the difference is small, less than seven percentage points, it is in the communities in the south of the peninsula, with Andalusia and Murcia at the forefront, where women concentrate a greater proportion of the burden of household chores, por above 79%compared to the Canary Islands and the north, especially Navarra, around 72%.

The Survey of Essential Characteristics of the Population and Housing recently published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) with data from 2021 reveals that three out of four The people who are in charge of most of the domestic tasks are women and only one is men, specifically 76.5% for only 23.5%.

According to this INE analysis, the 30.8% of Spaniards aged 16 or overmore than 12.2 million, are in charge of "most of the domestic tasks" in their homes, while 10.7%, more than 4.2 million, do not "usually" participate in this work.

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Among the former, those who carry the burden of housework, 76.5% are women and only 23.5% are men, while among the latter, those who do not usually lend a hand at home, 71 3% are men and only 28.7% are women.

By autonomous community, the proportion of women among those who carry out most of the domestic tasks exceeds 79% in Andalusia and Murciais close to that figure in Melilla, is above 77% in Castilla-La Mancha and Ceuta and is close to that percentage in the Balearic Islands, Extremadura and Madrid.

Around the average of 76.5% are in Galicia, the Valencian Community, Asturias and Aragon, more than 75% register Castilla y León, the Basque Country and Cantabria, more than 74% in La Rioja and Catalonia and less than 73% in Navarra and the Canary Islands, the least with 72.3%.

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On the contrary, the proportion of men among those who do not regularly participate in domestic chores, in which the north-south difference observed when addressing the greater female weight in household work is broken, reaches maximum in La Rioja, with 77.2%and exceeds 75% in Extremadura, Castilla y León, Ceuta, Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia.

Where fewer men evade domestic chores, even with high percentages, is in the Basque Country (64.9%), Madrid (66,5%)Catalonia (67.1%), the Canary Islands (67.5%) and Galicia (69.2%).

Seen on the contrary, Melilla and Ceuta These are the cities where a higher proportion of women do not usually take part in housework: 8.86 and 8.26%.

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Of the total of women 16 years and over45.9% are in charge of most of the domestic tasks at home, 35% take care of most of it by sharing the work with another person or persons, 13.2% assume a small part and 6 % does not participate regularly.

These figures are radically different from those of men, of whom 35.7% are in charge of a small part of these household chores, 33.7 assume the majority together with another person or persons, 15.7% they do not intervene regularly and only 14.9% are responsible for most of the housework.