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Unpaid work

In the Masterton District 77.3% 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 Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Household work etc14,43977.380.014,08579.180.6+354
Looking after a child who is a household member5,02826.927.75,18129.128.6-153
Looking after ill or disabled household member1,3027.06.41,3957.86.9-93
Looking after a child who is not a household member3,15916.914.33,16517.815.2-6
Looking after ill or disabled other person1,89310.18.21,84810.48.4+45
Voluntary work through an organisation3,09616.615.22,91016.314.8+186
No activities1,98610.68.81,78810.08.9+198

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
Masterton District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included1,7619.49.01,4858.38.3+276
Total population18,687100.0100.017,814100.0100.0+873
Total respondents16,92690.691.016,32991.791.7+597
Total responses32,664174.8169.531,857178.8171.7+807

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, Masterton District: 77.3% Looking after a child who is a household member, Masterton District: 26.9% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Masterton District: 7.0% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Masterton District: 16.9% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Masterton District: 10.1% Voluntary work through an organisation, Masterton District: 16.6% No activities, Masterton District: 10.6%
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, Masterton District: +354 Looking after a child who is a household member, Masterton District: -153 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Masterton District: -93 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Masterton District: -6 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Masterton District: +45 Voluntary work through an organisation, Masterton District: +186 No activities, Masterton District: +198
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 Masterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington 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 Masterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is not a household member (16.9% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled other person (10.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with no activities (10.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who performed household work etc (77.3% compared to 80.0%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Household work etc (+354 people)
  • No activities (+198 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+186 people)
  • Looking after a child who is a household member (-153 people)

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