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East Taieri

Unpaid work

In East Taieri 84.1% 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 East Taieri 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.

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
East Taieri20182013Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationDunedin City %Number% of total populationDunedin City %2013 to 2018
map this data in atlas.idHousehold work etc1,47684.175.11,28785.178.0+189
Looking after a child who is a household member
53130.321.651033.723.7+21
Looking after ill or disabled household member
965.55.91087.16.3-12
Looking after a child who is not a household member
27915.912.426117.313.9+18
Looking after ill or disabled other person
1749.97.71268.38.5+48
map this data in atlas.idVoluntary work through an organisation27915.915.121914.515.1+60
No activities
1176.710.21238.110.6-6

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

Unpaid domestic work - Totals
East Taieri20182013Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationDunedin City %Number% of total populationDunedin City %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included1387.912.5875.89.1+51
Total respondents1,61792.187.51,42594.290.9+192
Total responses3,090176.1160.52,721180.0165.2+369
Total population1,755100.0100.01,512100.0100.0+243

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

Unpaid activities, 2018
Unpaid activities, 2018 Household work etc, Dunedin City: 75.1% Looking after a child who is a household member, Dunedin City: 21.6% Looking after ill or disabled household member, Dunedin City: 5.9% Looking after a child who is not a household member, Dunedin City: 12.4% Looking after ill or disabled other person, Dunedin City: 7.7% Voluntary work through an organisation, Dunedin City: 15.1% No activities, Dunedin City: 10.2% Household work etc, East Taieri: 84.1% Looking after a child who is a household member, East Taieri: 30.3% Looking after ill or disabled household member, East Taieri: 5.5% Looking after a child who is not a household member, East Taieri: 15.9% Looking after ill or disabled other person, East Taieri: 9.9% Voluntary work through an organisation, East Taieri: 15.9% No activities, East Taieri: 6.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid activities, 2013 to 2018
Change in unpaid activities, 2013 to 2018 Household work etc, East Taieri: +189 Looking after a child who is a household member, East Taieri: +21 Looking after ill or disabled household member, East Taieri: -12 Looking after a child who is not a household member, East Taieri: +18 Looking after ill or disabled other person, East Taieri: +48 Voluntary work through an organisation, East Taieri: +60 No activities, East Taieri: -6
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013 and 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • A larger percentage of people who performed household work etc (84.1% compared to 75.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is a household member (30.3% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is not a household member (15.9% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with no activities (6.7% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in East Taieri, between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Household work etc (+189 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+60 people)

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