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The Wellington Region

Workers' place of residence

In 2013, of the 218,556 people who worked in the Wellington Region, 212,790 or 97.4% also lived in the area.

Understanding where workers in an area come from is important information for Local Government. It assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. It also helps to clarify the economic and employment drivers across areas. Areas with a high proportion of workers living locally may be large, city-sized TAs, or have a diverse range of jobs available which suit the occupation and education level of the local residents. Areas with most workers commuting in from other areas may be central city areas with more jobs than residents, or have an economic base that is not served by the skillset of local residents.

The data that are presented below are based on the 2013 Census Question: 'In the jobs that you worked the most hours in, during the 7 days to Sunday 3 March 2013, did you work at home, or work away from home?'. If the 'away from home' response is chosen, the question asked 'Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

This dataset is then cross-tabulated with the person's current usual residential address to create a matrix of home to work, with the focus of the analysis on the work destination. All people in this table had a work destination in the Wellington Region, and the table breaks down their area of usual residence.

Derived from the Census:

'In that job, did you mostly? Work at home or work away from home. Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

Employed persons aged 15 year and over

Overview
Residential location of workers
Wellington Region2013
Number%
Live and work within the Region212,79097.4
Live outside, but work within the Region5,7662.6

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

Residential location of workers, 2013
Residential location of workers, 2013 Live outside, but work within the Region, Wellington Region: 2.6% Live and work within the Region, Wellington Region: 97.4%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and
Dwellings, 2013.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by TAs
Residential location of workers by TAs
Wellington Region2013
Number%
Auckland City1,8300.8
Horowhenua District9480.4
Palmerston North City3270.1
Christchurch City2010.1
Dunedin City1950.1
Hamilton City1860.1
Tararua District1530.1
Marlborough District1350.1
Nelson City1140.1
Hastings District1110.1
Tasman District1080.0
Tauranga City990.0
Napier City780.0
Manawatu District780.0
New Plymouth District750.0
Wanganui District750.0
Taupo District750.0
Waikato District720.0
Whangarei District720.0
Far North District690.0
Queenstown-Lakes District570.0
Waipa District510.0
Selwyn District510.0
Western Bay of Plenty District480.0
Waimakariri District480.0
Invercargill City420.0
Rotorua District390.0
Gisborne District390.0
Thames-Coromandel District330.0
Rangitikei District330.0
South Taranaki District330.0
Southland District330.0
Kaipara District300.0
Matamata-Piako District270.0
Timaru District270.0
Central Otago District210.0
Central Hawke's Bay District210.0
Whakatane District210.0
Grey District180.0
Waitaki District150.0
Clutha District150.0
Ashburton District120.0
Ruapehu District120.0
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes areas with fewer than 10 workers.

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