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Far North District

Employment status

20,904 people living in the Far North District in 2013 were employed, of which 72.4% worked full-time and 27.6% part-time.

The Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
Employment statusNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Employed full-time
15,14464.166.916,75868.370.4-1,614
Employed part-time
5,76024.423.35,85323.923.1-93
Employed
20,90488.590.322,61192.293.5-1,707
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed2,70611.59.71,9117.86.5+795

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
Far North District20132006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idTotal in labour force23,61054.557.124,52258.160.6-912
Not in labour force
15,60936.035.614,22633.733.4+1,383
Employment status unidentifiable
4,1319.57.33,4868.36.0+645

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, Northland Region: 90.3% Employed full-time, Northland Region: 66.9% Employed part-time, Northland Region: 23.3% Unemployed, Northland Region: 9.7% Employed, Far North District: 88.5% Employed full-time, Far North District: 64.1% Employed part-time, Far North District: 24.4% Unemployed, Far North District: 11.5%
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, Far North District: -1,707 Employed full-time, Far North District: -1,614 Employed part-time, Far North District: -93 Unemployed, Far North District: +795
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 Far North District's labour force in 2013 was 23,610 persons, of which 5,760 were employed part-time and 15,144 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 88.5% of the labour force was employed (48.2% of the population aged 15+), and 11.5% unemployed (6.2% of the population aged 15+), compared with 90.3% and 9.7% respectively for the Northland Region.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in the Far North District in 2013 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (54.5%) compared with the Northland Region (57.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people employed in the Far North District showed a decrease of 1,707 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 795 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 912 persons, or 3.7%.

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