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In Abbotsford 80.4% of the population over 15 did unpaid housework in the 4 weeks leading up to the 2018 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 Abbotsford may also be related to Household Income, as higher income households are able to outsource some of these tasks.

Please note: Stats NZ has given Unpaid activities data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "Poor". This indicates there may be some issues looking at the comparisons to 2013 and 2006. Users should avoid concluding that any change in the categories is purely due to real world change. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last 4 weeks, which of these have you done without pay'

Multi-response

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Unpaid activities
Abbotsford20182013Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationDunedin City %Number% of total populationDunedin City %2013 to 2018
Household work etc1,82480.475.11,62682.578.0+198
Looking after a child who is a household member65428.821.663032.023.7+24
Looking after ill or disabled household member1416.25.91236.26.3+18
Looking after a child who is not a household member36316.012.435718.113.9+6
Looking after ill or disabled other person1807.97.71779.08.5+3
Voluntary work through an organisation2229.815.122811.615.1-6
No activities1838.110.21658.410.6+18
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Poor
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Unpaid domestic work - Totals
Abbotsford20182013Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationDunedin City %Number% of total populationDunedin City %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included2139.412.51477.59.1+66
Total respondents2,05590.687.51,82492.590.9+231
Total responses3,780166.7160.53,453175.2165.2+327
Total population2,268100.0100.01,971100.0100.0+297
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Poor
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid activities in Abbotsford in 2018 compared to Dunedin City 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 Abbotsford and Dunedin City were:

  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is a household member (28.8% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people who performed household work etc (80.4% compared to 75.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is not a household member (16.0% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (9.8% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Abbotsford, between 2013 and 2018 was:

  • Household work etc (+198 people)

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