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In Forbury 72.5% 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 Forbury 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
Forbury20182013Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationDunedin City %Number% of total populationDunedin City %2013 to 2018
Household work etc77472.575.181978.978.0-45
Looking after a child who is a household member24923.321.627626.623.7-27
Looking after ill or disabled household member787.35.9726.96.3+6
Looking after a child who is not a household member14113.212.416816.213.9-27
Looking after ill or disabled other person878.17.7878.48.50
Voluntary work through an organisation14113.215.114113.615.10
No activities938.710.2878.410.6+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
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Unpaid domestic work - Totals
Forbury20182013Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationDunedin City %Number% of total populationDunedin City %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included15914.912.5969.29.1+63
Total respondents90985.187.594290.890.9-33
Total responses1,722161.2160.51,746168.2165.2-24
Total population1,068100.0100.01,038100.0100.0+30
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 Forbury in 2018 compared to Dunedin City 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 Forbury and Dunedin City were:

  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is a household member (23.3% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who performed household work etc (72.5% compared to 75.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (13.2% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with no activities (8.7% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Forbury between 2013 and 2018.

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