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Unpaid work

In the Far North District 71.2% 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 Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNorthland Region %Number% of total populationNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idHousehold work etc30,84671.274.030,17771.474.8+669
Looking after a child who is a household member
11,10025.626.311,79027.928.5-690
Looking after ill or disabled household member
3,8348.88.13,8679.28.4-33
Looking after a child who is not a household member
6,09914.114.86,12314.515.1-24
Looking after ill or disabled other person
4,35310.09.64,0959.79.4+258
map this data in atlas.idVoluntary work through an organisation8,44819.517.17,93218.816.8+516
No activities
3,9639.19.53,8589.19.3+105

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
Far North District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNorthland Region %Number% of total populationNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included7,31116.913.97,05616.713.4+255
Total population43,350100.0100.042,237100.0100.0+1,113
Total respondents36,03983.186.135,18183.386.6+858
Total responses75,954175.2173.374,898177.3175.7+1,056

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, Northland Region: 74.0% Looking after a child who is a household member, Northland Region: 26.3% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Northland Region: 8.1% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Northland Region: 14.8% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Northland Region: 9.6% Voluntary work through an organisation, Northland Region: 17.1% No activities, Northland Region: 9.5% Household work etc, Far North District: 71.2% Looking after a child who is a household member, Far North District: 25.6% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Far North District: 8.8% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Far North District: 14.1% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Far North District: 10.0% Voluntary work through an organisation, Far North District: 19.5% No activities, Far North District: 9.1%
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, Far North District: +669 Looking after a child who is a household member, Far North District: -690 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Far North District: -33 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Far North District: -24 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Far North District: +258 Voluntary work through an organisation, Far North District: +516 No activities, Far North District: +105
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 Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a lower proportion of people performing unpaid work in their own home and a lower 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 Far North District and the Northland Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (19.5% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled household member (8.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who performed household work etc (71.2% compared to 74.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who looked after a child who is not a household member (14.1% compared to 14.8%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Looking after a child who is a household member (-690 people)
  • Household work etc (+669 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+516 people)
  • Looking after ill or disabled other person (+258 people)

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