For paid and unpaid work for households and organisations in 2009/10, New Zealanders did the following:
- Males and females spent a similar amount of time on all paid and unpaid work activities combined (productive activities), but most male work was paid (63 percent) and most female work was unpaid (65 percent).
- However, among people aged 15+ not employed full time, women spent more time on productive activities than men (an extra 1 hour and 45 minutes a day), due to women doing much more unpaid work for their own households than men with the same labour force status.
- Older people (aged 65+) spent more time on unpaid work than people at other life stages – 4 hours and 31 minutes a day; young people (aged 12–24 years) spent the least, at 1 hour and 46 minutes.
- Females spent an average 4 hours and 20 minutes a day on unpaid work; males did 2 hours and 32 minutes.
- People aged 25+ spent less time doing unpaid work for organisations than in 1998/99.
In 2009/10, compared with 1998/99, the average daily time spent on activities by New Zealanders aged 12 years and over (12+) included:
- A rise in time spent watching television and video to 2 hours and 8 minutes (up 7 minutes), driven by females watching 10 minutes more a day – but males still watched 13 minutes longer a day.
- Males spent nearly twice as long playing computer or video games (17 minutes) than active sport (9 minutes) – in 1998/99 they spent a similar time on these activities (11 and 10 minutes, respectively).
- No change in the average time spent on all primary exercise or sporting activities – 19 minutes a day.
- The same top five activities continued to use over two-thirds of each day – sleeping, paid work, watching television, eating and drinking, and socialising with others.
- The difference in time spent by males and females doing unpaid work narrowed slightly – mainly because females did less indoor cleaning (down 11 minutes).
- A near doubling of time spent on education and training by unemployed people (aged 15+) – up to 66 minutes a day.
- No overall change in the total time spent on labour force activities, although people employed full time did 26 minutes less a day, and some groups (such as sole parents with children under 15 years and people aged 45+) did more.
||21 June 2011|
||ISBN 978-0-478-37709-5 |