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In Wellington City 78.1% 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 Wellington City 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.
'In the last 4 weeks, which of these have you done without pay'
|Unpaid activities - multi-response||Number||% of total population||Wellington Region %||Number||% of total population||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Household work etc||132,621||78.1||75.6||129,252||81.8||80.0||+3,369|
|Looking after a child who is a household member||39,744||23.4||24.9||40,395||25.6||27.7||-651|
|Looking after ill or disabled household member||8,559||5.0||6.1||8,250||5.2||6.4||+309|
|Looking after a child who is not a household member||17,490||10.3||12.3||19,221||12.2||14.3||-1,731|
|Looking after ill or disabled other person||10,857||6.4||7.3||11,172||7.1||8.2||-315|
|Voluntary work through an organisation||26,040||15.3||14.5||24,750||15.7||15.2||+1,290|
|Unpaid domestic work - Totals|
|Unpaid activities - totals - multi-response||Number||% of total population||Wellington Region %||Number||% of total population||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Not stated / included||19,668||11.6||13.8||12,345||7.8||9.0||+7,323|
Analysis of the unpaid activities in Wellington City in 2018 compared to Wellington Region 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 Wellington City and Wellington Region were:
The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Wellington City, between 2013 and 2018 were:
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