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Thames-Coromandel District

Unpaid work

In the Thames-Coromandel District 77.6% 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWaikato Region %Number% of total populationWaikato Region %2006 to 2013
Household work etc17,00177.677.116,67178.077.6+330
Looking after a child who is a household member4,61121.028.25,00723.429.5-396
Looking after ill or disabled household member1,4376.67.11,6087.57.7-171
Looking after a child who is not a household member2,98213.615.13,12914.615.8-147
Looking after ill or disabled other person2,1099.68.52,18710.28.6-78
Voluntary work through an organisation4,04718.515.03,79217.715.1+255
No activities2,1069.69.82,0229.59.7+84

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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWaikato Region %Number% of total populationWaikato Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included2,25310.310.72,16010.110.3+93
Total population21,909100.0100.021,381100.0100.0+528
Total respondents19,65689.789.319,22189.989.7+435
Total responses36,546166.8171.436,576171.1174.3-30

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, Waikato Region: 77.1% Looking after a child who is a household member, Waikato Region: 28.2% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Waikato Region: 7.1% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Waikato Region: 15.1% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Waikato Region: 8.5% Voluntary work through an organisation, Waikato Region: 15.0% No activities, Waikato Region: 9.8% Household work etc, Thames-Coromandel District: 77.6% Looking after a child who is a household member, Thames-Coromandel District: 21.0% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Thames-Coromandel District: 6.6% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Thames-Coromandel District: 13.6% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Thames-Coromandel District: 9.6% Voluntary work through an organisation, Thames-Coromandel District: 18.5% No activities, Thames-Coromandel District: 9.6%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: +330 Looking after a child who is a household member, Thames-Coromandel District: -396 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Thames-Coromandel District: -171 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Thames-Coromandel District: -147 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Thames-Coromandel District: -78 Voluntary work through an organisation, Thames-Coromandel District: +255 No activities, Thames-Coromandel District: +84
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 compared to the Waikato Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people performing unpaid work in their own home and a higher 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 Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (18.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled other person (9.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who looked after a child who is a household member (21.0% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who looked after a child who is not a household member (13.6% compared to 15.1%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Looking after a child who is a household member (-396 people)
  • Household work etc (+330 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+255 people)
  • Looking after ill or disabled household member (-171 people)

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