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Kāpiti Coast District

Employment status

21,105 people living in the Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 were employed, of which 73.5% worked full-time and 26.5% part-time.

The Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Employed full-time
15,51667.972.615,15970.674.2+357
Employed part-time
5,58924.520.25,28624.620.6+303
Employed
21,10592.492.820,44595.294.8+660
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed1,7437.67.21,0234.85.2+720

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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idTotal in labour force22,84857.066.921,46857.669.1+1,380
Not in labour force
15,78639.428.714,79039.728.3+996
Employment status unidentifiable
1,4193.54.49962.72.6+423

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, Kāpiti Coast District: 92.4% Employed full-time, Kāpiti Coast District: 67.9% Employed part-time, Kāpiti Coast District: 24.5% Unemployed, Kāpiti Coast District: 7.6%
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, Kāpiti Coast District: +660 Employed full-time, Kāpiti Coast District: +357 Employed part-time, Kāpiti Coast District: +303 Unemployed, Kāpiti Coast District: +720
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 Kāpiti Coast District's labour force in 2013 was 22,848 persons, of which 5,589 were employed part-time and 15,516 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.4% of the labour force was employed (52.7% of the population aged 15+), and 7.6% unemployed (4.4% 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 Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (57.0%) compared with the Wellington Region (66.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people employed in the Kāpiti Coast District showed an increase of 660 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 720 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,380 persons, or 6.4%.

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