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Unpaid work

In the Upper Hutt City 78.8% 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 Upper Hutt 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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idHousehold work etc25,22478.880.023,97680.180.6+1,248
Looking after a child who is a household member
9,40829.427.79,18330.728.6+225
Looking after ill or disabled household member
2,0226.36.42,1817.36.9-159
Looking after a child who is not a household member
4,87815.214.34,84816.215.2+30
Looking after ill or disabled other person
2,6438.38.22,5958.78.4+48
map this data in atlas.idVoluntary work through an organisation4,28113.415.24,02913.514.8+252
No activities
3,1479.88.82,9109.78.9+237

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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included2,9679.39.02,4218.18.3+546
Total population32,019100.0100.029,922100.0100.0+2,097
Total respondents29,05290.791.027,50191.991.7+1,551
Total responses54,570170.4169.552,143174.3171.7+2,427

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, Upper Hutt City: 78.8% Looking after a child who is a household member, Upper Hutt City: 29.4% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Upper Hutt City: 6.3% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Upper Hutt City: 15.2% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Upper Hutt City: 8.3% Voluntary work through an organisation, Upper Hutt City: 13.4% No activities, Upper Hutt City: 9.8%
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, Upper Hutt City: +1,248 Looking after a child who is a household member, Upper Hutt City: +225 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Upper Hutt City: -159 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Upper Hutt City: +30 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Upper Hutt City: +48 Voluntary work through an organisation, Upper Hutt City: +252 No activities, Upper Hutt City: +237
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 Upper Hutt 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 Upper Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is a household member (29.4% compared to 27.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with no activities (9.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (13.4% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who performed household work etc (78.8% 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 Upper Hutt City, between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Household work etc (+1,248 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+252 people)
  • No activities (+237 people)
  • Looking after a child who is a household member (+225 people)

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