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In the Napier City 76.7% 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 Napier City 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
Napier City20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNew Zealand %Number% of total populationNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Household work etc35,04676.776.734,04478.077.4+1,002
Looking after a child who is a household member12,33327.027.412,28528.128.4+48
Looking after ill or disabled household member3,2047.06.63,1387.27.0+66
Looking after a child who is not a household member7,13715.613.77,20616.514.6-69
Looking after ill or disabled other person4,2879.47.94,0539.38.2+234
Voluntary work through an organisation6,20413.613.95,99713.713.8+207
No activities4,87810.710.34,53910.410.2+339

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
Napier City20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNew Zealand %Number% of total populationNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included4,67110.210.54,0209.210.0+651
Total population45,705100.0100.043,644100.0100.0+2,061
Total respondents41,03489.889.539,62490.890.0+1,410
Total responses77,760170.1167.175,282172.5169.6+2,478

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, New Zealand: 76.7% Looking after a child who is a household member, New Zealand: 27.4% Looking after ill or disabled household member, New Zealand: 6.6% Looking after a child who is not a household member, New Zealand: 13.7% Looking after ill or disabled other person, New Zealand: 7.9% Voluntary work through an organisation, New Zealand: 13.9% No activities, New Zealand: 10.3% Household work etc, Napier City: 76.7% Looking after a child who is a household member, Napier City: 27.0% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Napier City: 7.0% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Napier City: 15.6% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Napier City: 9.4% Voluntary work through an organisation, Napier City: 13.6% No activities, Napier City: 10.7%
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, Napier City: +1,002 Looking after a child who is a household member, Napier City: +48 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Napier City: +66 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Napier City: -69 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Napier City: +234 Voluntary work through an organisation, Napier City: +207 No activities, Napier City: +339
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 Napier City in 2013 compared to the New Zealand 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 Napier City and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is not a household member (15.6% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled other person (9.4% compared to 7.9%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Household work etc (+1,002 people)
  • No activities (+339 people)
  • Looking after ill or disabled other person (+234 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+207 people)

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