Women doing twice as much as men around the home

AUSTRALIAN women spend more time doing household chores than women from most other developing nations, and almost twice as much time as Australian men do.

An international study by the OECD released on Thursday found Aussie women spent an average of 311 minutes every day on "unpaid work", including house work, shopping and caring for family members.

In contrast, Australian men did just 172 minutes of such work each day, while men did 304 minutes of paid work or study and women spent just 172 minutes on paid work or study.

The study also found Australian women spent more time on unpaid work than most European women, surpassed only by Mexican and Turkish women for time spent on chores.