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In the Carterton District 79.8% of the population over 15 did unpaid housework in the 4 weeks leading up to the 2013 census date.

There has been increased interest in identifying, acknowledging and valuing the unpaid work that supports home and community life. The changing amount of time spent on unpaid housework in different Household Types and, particularly the distribution of this work within the household, can indicate the changing roles of males, females and older children in society. The level of unpaid domestic work in the Carterton District may also be related to Household Income, as higher income households are able to outsource some of these tasks.

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last 4 weeks, which of these have you done without pay'

Multi-response

Persons aged 15 years and over

Unpaid activities
Carterton District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Household work etc5,26579.880.04,39278.480.6+873
Looking after a child who is a household member1,79427.227.71,63829.228.6+156
Looking after ill or disabled household member4116.26.43486.26.9+63
Looking after a child who is not a household member1,07416.314.394516.915.2+129
Looking after ill or disabled other person6219.48.25018.98.4+120
Voluntary work through an organisation1,05616.015.286415.414.8+192
No activities6459.88.857010.28.9+75

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work - Totals
Carterton District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included5408.29.04928.88.3+48
Total population6,600100.0100.05,604100.0100.0+996
Total respondents6,06091.891.05,11291.291.7+948
Total responses11,406172.8169.59,750174.0171.7+1,656

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid activities, 2013
Unpaid activities, 2013 Household work etc, Wellington Region: 80.0% Looking after a child who is a household member, Wellington Region: 27.7% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Wellington Region: 6.4% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Wellington Region: 14.3% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Wellington Region: 8.2% Voluntary work through an organisation, Wellington Region: 15.2% No activities, Wellington Region: 8.8% Household work etc, Carterton District: 79.8% Looking after a child who is a household member, Carterton District: 27.2% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Carterton District: 6.2% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Carterton District: 16.3% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Carterton District: 9.4% Voluntary work through an organisation, Carterton District: 16.0% No activities, Carterton District: 9.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid activities, 2006 to 2013
Change in unpaid activities, 2006 to 2013 Household work etc, Carterton District: +873 Looking after a child who is a household member, Carterton District: +156 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Carterton District: +63 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Carterton District: +129 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Carterton District: +120 Voluntary work through an organisation, Carterton District: +192 No activities, Carterton District: +75
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid activities in the Carterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a similar proportion of people performing unpaid work in their own home and a similar proportion of people involved with unpaid activities outside of their home.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in the Carterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is not a household member (16.3% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled other person (9.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with no activities (9.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (16.0% compared to 15.2%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in the Carterton District, between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Household work etc (+873 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+192 people)
  • Looking after a child who is a household member (+156 people)
  • Looking after a child who is not a household member (+129 people)

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