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In the Porirua City 77.2% 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 Porirua 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
Porirua City20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idHousehold work etc30,14477.280.027,62477.180.6+2,520
Looking after a child who is a household member
13,07733.527.712,27034.328.6+807
Looking after ill or disabled household member
3,3578.66.43,2229.06.9+135
Looking after a child who is not a household member
6,43216.514.36,28217.515.2+150
Looking after ill or disabled other person
3,3248.58.23,0308.58.4+294
map this data in atlas.idVoluntary work through an organisation5,80514.915.25,24714.714.8+558
No activities
3,3398.68.83,2079.08.9+132

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
Porirua City20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included4,53911.69.04,05011.38.3+489
Total population39,042100.0100.035,811100.0100.0+3,231
Total respondents34,50388.491.031,76188.791.7+2,742
Total responses70,017179.3169.564,932181.3171.7+5,085

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, Porirua City: 77.2% Looking after a child who is a household member, Porirua City: 33.5% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Porirua City: 8.6% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Porirua City: 16.5% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Porirua City: 8.5% Voluntary work through an organisation, Porirua City: 14.9% No activities, Porirua City: 8.6%
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, Porirua City: +2,520 Looking after a child who is a household member, Porirua City: +807 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Porirua City: +135 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Porirua City: +150 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Porirua City: +294 Voluntary work through an organisation, Porirua City: +558 No activities, Porirua City: +132
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 Porirua City 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 Porirua City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is a household member (33.5% compared to 27.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled household member (8.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is not a household member (16.5% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who performed household work etc (77.2% 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 Porirua City, between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Household work etc (+2,520 people)
  • Looking after a child who is a household member (+807 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+558 people)
  • Looking after ill or disabled other person (+294 people)

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