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In the Wairoa District 72.5% 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationHawke's Bay Region %Number% of total populationHawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Household work etc4,30872.575.64,49771.876.7-189
Looking after a child who is a household member1,66828.127.91,83029.229.5-162
Looking after ill or disabled household member5829.87.55859.37.7-3
Looking after a child who is not a household member1,02317.215.61,02916.416.4-6
Looking after ill or disabled other person66011.19.36219.99.4+39
Voluntary work through an organisation1,29921.814.31,30820.914.4-9
No activities64510.810.465410.410.4-9

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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationHawke's Bay Region %Number% of total populationHawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included80413.511.692114.710.6-117
Total population5,946100.0100.06,264100.0100.0-318
Total respondents5,14286.588.45,34385.389.4-201
Total responses10,989184.8172.211,445182.7175.0-456

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 75.6% Looking after a child who is a household member, Hawke's Bay Region: 27.9% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Hawke's Bay Region: 7.5% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Hawke's Bay Region: 15.6% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Hawke's Bay Region: 9.3% Voluntary work through an organisation, Hawke's Bay Region: 14.3% No activities, Hawke's Bay Region: 10.4% Household work etc, Wairoa District: 72.5% Looking after a child who is a household member, Wairoa District: 28.1% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Wairoa District: 9.8% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Wairoa District: 17.2% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Wairoa District: 11.1% Voluntary work through an organisation, Wairoa District: 21.8% No activities, Wairoa District: 10.8%
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, Wairoa District: -189 Looking after a child who is a household member, Wairoa District: -162 Looking after ill or disabled household member, Wairoa District: -3 Looking after a child who is not a household member, Wairoa District: -6 Looking after ill or disabled other person, Wairoa District: +39 Voluntary work through an organisation, Wairoa District: -9 No activities, Wairoa District: -9
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 Wairoa District in 2013 compared to the Hawke's Bay 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 Wairoa District and the Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (21.8% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled household member (9.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled other person (11.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who performed household work etc (72.5% compared to 75.6%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Household work etc (-189 people)
  • Looking after a child who is a household member (-162 people)

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