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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.

Te Waipounamu
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
Te Waipounamu - Rohe20132006Change
Unpaid activityNumber of Māori within rohe% of Māori within roheNew Zealand Māori population %Number of Māori within rohe% of Māori within roheNew Zealand Māori population %2006 to 2013
Household work for own household47,02581.580.542,36081.480.1+4,665
Looking after a child who is a member of own household20,46935.538.118,90936.339.1+1,560
Looking after a child who is a member of own household who is ill or has a disability5,0828.811.04,7829.211.0+300
Looking after a child who does not live in own household11,49919.921.610,95921.122.2+540
Helping someone who is ill or has a disability who does not live in own household5,6679.811.15,1609.910.8+507
Other helping or voluntary work for or through any organisation group or Marae8,55014.817.77,60814.617.0+942
No activities6,13510.610.35,27710.110.0+858
Not elsewhere included2,8564.95.92,8535.56.8+3
Total responses107,283----97,908----+9,375

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 - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 81.5% Looking after a child who is a member of own household, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 35.5% Looking after a child who is a member of own  household who is ill or has a disability, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 8.8% Looking after a child who does not live in own household, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 19.9% Helping someone who is ill or has a disability  who does not live in own household, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 9.8% Other helping or voluntary work for or through  any organisation group or Marae, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 14.8% No activities, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 10.6% Not elsewhere included, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 4.9%
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 - Te Waipounamu: +4,665 Looking after a child who is a member of own household, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +1,560 Looking after a child who is a member of own   household who is ill or has a disability, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +300 Looking after a child who does not live in own household, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +540 Helping someone who is ill or has a disability   who does not live in own household, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +507 Other helping or voluntary work for or through   any organisation group or Marae, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +942 No activities, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +858 Not elsewhere included, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +3
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013.

Dominant groups

The major differences between the unpaid activities of the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Other helping or voluntary work for or through any organisation group or Marae (14.8% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Looking after a child who is a member of own household (35.5% compared to 38.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Looking after a child who is a member of own household who is ill or has a disability (8.8% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Looking after a child who does not live in own household (19.9% compared to 21.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Household work for own household (+4,665 responses)
  • Looking after a child who is a member of own household (+1,560 responses)
  • Other helping or voluntary work for or through any organisation group or Marae (+942 responses)
  • No activities (+858 responses)