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In the Ruapehu District 74.0% 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 Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationManawatu-Wanganui Region %Number% of total populationManawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Household work etc6,71774.076.27,37772.577.5-660
Looking after a child who is a household member2,52627.826.52,94929.028.2-423
Looking after ill or disabled household member7298.07.28468.37.7-117
Looking after a child who is not a household member1,45516.015.31,59915.716.1-144
Looking after ill or disabled other person8799.79.39759.69.2-96
Voluntary work through an organisation1,88420.815.51,99519.615.6-111
No activities1,01111.110.61,12811.110.5-117

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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationManawatu-Wanganui Region %Number% of total populationManawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included1,09212.010.61,40113.89.5-309
Total population9,075100.0100.010,170100.0100.0-1,095
Total respondents7,98388.089.48,76986.290.5-786
Total responses16,293179.5171.318,270179.6174.2-1,977

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 76.2% Looking after a child who is a household member, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 26.5% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 7.2% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 15.3% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 9.3% Voluntary work through an organisation, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 15.5% No activities, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 10.6% Household work etc, Ruapehu District: 74.0% Looking after a child who is a household member, Ruapehu District: 27.8% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Ruapehu District: 8.0% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Ruapehu District: 16.0% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Ruapehu District: 9.7% Voluntary work through an organisation, Ruapehu District: 20.8% No activities, Ruapehu District: 11.1%
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, Ruapehu District: -660 Looking after a child who is a household member, Ruapehu District: -423 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Ruapehu District: -117 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Ruapehu District: -144 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Ruapehu District: -96 Voluntary work through an organisation, Ruapehu District: -111 No activities, Ruapehu District: -117
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui 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 Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (20.8% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is a household member (27.8% compared to 26.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled household member (8.0% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who performed household work etc (74.0% compared to 76.2%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Household work etc (-660 people)
  • Looking after a child who is a household member (-423 people)
  • Looking after a child who is not a household member (-144 people)
  • Looking after ill or disabled household member (-117 people)

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