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In Woodridge 82.6% 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 Woodridge 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
Woodridge20182013Change
Unpaid activities - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington City %Number% of total populationWellington City %2013 to 2018
Household work etc1,01182.678.182885.781.8+183
Looking after a child who is a household member42334.623.436037.325.6+63
Looking after ill or disabled household member604.95.0515.35.2+9
Looking after a child who is not a household member1028.310.3879.012.2+15
Looking after ill or disabled other person514.26.4485.07.1+3
Voluntary work through an organisation14411.815.3939.615.7+51
No activities937.68.4727.58.4+21
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
Woodridge20182013Change
Unpaid activities - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington City %Number% of total populationWellington City %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included907.411.6606.27.8+30
Total respondents1,13492.688.490693.892.2+228
Total responses1,974161.3158.51,599165.5163.7+375
Total population1,224100.0100.0966100.0100.0+258
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 Woodridge in 2018 compared to Wellington 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 Woodridge and Wellington City were:

  • A larger percentage of people who looked after a child who is a household member (34.6% compared to 23.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people who performed household work etc (82.6% compared to 78.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who were involved in voluntary work through an organisation (11.8% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who looked after ill or disabled other person (4.2% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Household work etc (+183 people)
  • Looking after a child who is a household member (+63 people)
  • Voluntary work through an organisation (+51 people)

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