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Derived from the Census questions:

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

This is a multi-response question.

New Zealand
Unpaid activities

In recognition of the significant contribution of voluntary and unpaid work in the economy, particularly by women, this question in the census provides data that has not traditionally been collected in social and economic statistics. It includes data on unpaid work including domestic activity, unpaid child care, aged care and care of people with disabilities.

When analysed in conjunction with a community's Age Structure, Family type, Household type and Deprivation index, the importance of unpaid work to the community and economy can be understood as well as the demographics of those who contribute to the unpaid economy.

The data presented is for the population aged over 15.

Unpaid activities
New Zealand - Rohe20132006Change
Unpaid activityNumber of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Māori population %Number of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Māori population %2006 to 2013
Household work for own household360,34280.580.5337,81580.180.1+22,527
Looking after a child who is a member of own household170,58938.138.1165,15039.139.1+5,439
Looking after a child who is a member of own household who is ill or has a disability49,10411.011.046,39211.011.0+2,712
Looking after a child who does not live in own household96,59121.621.693,85522.222.2+2,736
Helping someone who is ill or has a disability who does not live in own household49,64111.111.145,50710.810.8+4,134
Other helping or voluntary work for or through any organisation group or Marae79,24517.717.771,91017.017.0+7,335
No activities46,31710.310.342,17710.010.0+4,140
Not elsewhere included26,5775.95.928,6656.86.8-2,088
Total responses878,406----831,471----+46,935

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013.

Unpaid activities, 2013
Unpaid activities, 2013 Household work for own household, New Zealand Māori population: 80.5% Looking after a child who is a member of own household, New Zealand Māori population: 38.1% Looking after a child who is a member of own  household who is ill or has a disability, New Zealand Māori population: 11.0% Looking after a child who does not live in own household, New Zealand Māori population: 21.6% Helping someone who is ill or has a disability  who does not live in own household, New Zealand Māori population: 11.1% Other helping or voluntary work for or through  any organisation group or Marae, New Zealand Māori population: 17.7% No activities, New Zealand Māori population: 10.3% Not elsewhere included, New Zealand Māori population: 5.9% Household work for own household, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 80.5% Looking after a child who is a member of own household, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 38.1% Looking after a child who is a member of own  household who is ill or has a disability, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 11.0% Looking after a child who does not live in own household, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 21.6% Helping someone who is ill or has a disability  who does not live in own household, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 11.1% Other helping or voluntary work for or through  any organisation group or Marae, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 17.7% No activities, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 10.3% Not elsewhere included, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 5.9%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013.
Change in unpaid activities, 2006 to 2013
Change in unpaid activities, 2006 to 2013 Household work for own household, Rohe - New Zealand: +22,527 Looking after a child who is a member of own household, Rohe - New Zealand: +5,439 Looking after a child who is a member of own   household who is ill or has a disability, Rohe - New Zealand: +2,712 Looking after a child who does not live in own household, Rohe - New Zealand: +2,736 Helping someone who is ill or has a disability   who does not live in own household, Rohe - New Zealand: +4,134 Other helping or voluntary work for or through   any organisation group or Marae, Rohe - New Zealand: +7,335 No activities, Rohe - New Zealand: +4,140 Not elsewhere included, Rohe - New Zealand: -2,088
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013.

Dominant groups

There were no major differences in the unpaid activities of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population in 2013.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the unpaid activities of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were for those nominated:

  • Household work for own household (+22,527 responses)
  • Other helping or voluntary work for or through any organisation group or Marae (+7,335 responses)
  • Looking after a child who is a member of own household (+5,439 responses)
  • No activities (+4,140 responses)