Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and service- producing activities of households for own use
The Industry Households as employers; undifferentiated production of goods and services by households for own use includes activities where households employ staff for domestic tasks, such as cleaning, cooking, and childcare. Additionally, this industry deals with the undifferentiated production of goods and services by households for their own use, such as growing food and generating energy.
Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel
In the household sector as employers of domestic staff, it is about the service that individuals offer to households for household tasks such as cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing, grocery shopping, and other tasks. Domestic staff can be hired in various capacities, such as part-time, full-time, or freelance basis. Traditionally, this sector is mainly focused on women and is often an important part of the informal economy.
Undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of private households for own use
The industry of “unspecified production of goods and services by private households for own use” includes all activities where private households produce goods and services for their own use, but where the products are not directly sold to third parties. This can range from growing vegetables in their own garden to making clothing or providing babysitting or cleaning services to family and friends. This type of activity is often referred to as the “informal economy” because it operates outside of the official circuit of regulated economic activities. While these activities do not create direct economic value, they contribute to the social cohesion of communities and provide households with a way to be self-sufficient.