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Carterton District

Employment status

4,062 people living in the Carterton District in 2013 were employed, of which 74.2% worked full-time and 25.8% part-time.

The Carterton District's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation indicate the strength of the local economy and social characteristics of the population. Employment status is linked to a number of factors including Age Structure, which influences the number of people in the workforce; the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area and; the education and skill base of the population (Occupations, Industries, Qualifications).

Derived from the Census question:

'In the 7 days that ended on Sunday 3 March, which of these did you do?'.

Persons aged 15 years and over

Employment status
Carterton District20132006Change
Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Employed full-time3,01570.072.62,73073.074.2+285
Employed part-time1,04724.320.288523.720.6+162
Employed4,06294.492.83,61596.694.8+447
Unemployed2435.67.21263.45.2+117

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Carterton District20132006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Total in labour force4,30565.266.93,74166.869.1+564
Not in labour force2,07331.428.71,73130.928.3+342
Employment status unidentifiable2223.44.41292.32.6+93

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2013
Employment status, 2013 Employed, Wellington Region: 92.8% Employed full-time, Wellington Region: 72.6% Employed part-time, Wellington Region: 20.2% Unemployed, Wellington Region: 7.2% Employed, Carterton District: 94.4% Employed full-time, Carterton District: 70.0% Employed part-time, Carterton District: 24.3% Unemployed, Carterton District: 5.6%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2013
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2013 Employed, Carterton District: +447 Employed full-time, Carterton District: +285 Employed part-time, Carterton District: +162 Unemployed, Carterton District: +117
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of the Carterton District's labour force in 2013 was 4,305 persons, of which 1,047 were employed part-time and 3,015 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Carterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.4% of the labour force was employed (61.5% of the population aged 15+), and 5.6% unemployed (3.7% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.8% and 7.2% respectively for the Wellington Region.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in the Carterton District in 2013 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (65.2%) compared with the Wellington Region (66.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people employed in the Carterton District showed an increase of 447 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 117 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 564 persons, or 15.1%.

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