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Kāpiti Coast District

Industry sector of employment

More Kāpiti Coast District residents worked in health care and social assistance in 2013 than any other industry.

The Kāpiti Coast District’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the main activity of (your) business or employer.'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing4352.11.85432.72.0-108
Mining240.10.1240.10.10
Manufacturing1,1345.45.11,3146.46.7-180
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1560.70.81020.50.4+54
Construction1,9749.36.52,08810.26.8-114
Wholesale trade6783.23.47113.53.8-33
Retail trade2,24410.68.72,38211.69.4-138
Accommodation and food services1,0925.25.61,0565.25.3+36
Transport, postal and warehousing7143.43.66603.23.6+54
Information media and telecommunications4412.12.94412.22.80
Financial and insurance services8073.85.37833.85.2+24
Rental, hiring and real estate services4502.11.96633.22.6-213
Professional, scientific and technical services1,9359.212.31,7588.611.7+177
Administrative and support services6693.23.56423.13.7+27
Public administration and safety1,7618.311.51,3476.69.8+414
Education and training2,0529.78.61,7348.57.5+318
Health care and social assistance2,42711.59.31,8699.18.0+558
Arts and recreation services3931.92.33661.82.0+27
Other services9394.43.99244.54.1+15
Not elsewhere included7893.73.11,0415.14.5-252

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

Industry sector of employment, 2013
Industry sector of employment, 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Wellington Region: 1.8% Mining, Wellington Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wellington Region: 5.1% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington Region: 0.8% Construction, Wellington Region: 6.5% Wholesale trade, Wellington Region: 3.4% Retail trade, Wellington Region: 8.7% Accommodation and food services, Wellington Region: 5.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington Region: 3.6% Information media and telecommunications, Wellington Region: 2.9% Financial and insurance services, Wellington Region: 5.3% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington Region: 1.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington Region: 12.3% Administrative and support services, Wellington Region: 3.5% Public administration and safety, Wellington Region: 11.5% Education and training, Wellington Region: 8.6% Health care and social assistance, Wellington Region: 9.3% Arts and recreation services, Wellington Region: 2.3% Other services, Wellington Region: 3.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Kāpiti Coast District: 2.1% Mining, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.1% Manufacturing, Kāpiti Coast District: 5.4% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.7% Construction, Kāpiti Coast District: 9.3% Wholesale trade, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.2% Retail trade, Kāpiti Coast District: 10.6% Accommodation and food services, Kāpiti Coast District: 5.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.4% Information media and telecommunications, Kāpiti Coast District: 2.1% Financial and insurance services, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.8% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Kāpiti Coast District: 2.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, Kāpiti Coast District: 9.2% Administrative and support services, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.2% Public administration and safety, Kāpiti Coast District: 8.3% Education and training, Kāpiti Coast District: 9.7% Health care and social assistance, Kāpiti Coast District: 11.5% Arts and recreation services, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.9% Other services, Kāpiti Coast District: 4.4%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings,2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Kāpiti Coast District: -108 Mining, Kāpiti Coast District: 0 Manufacturing, Kāpiti Coast District: -180 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Kāpiti Coast District: +54 Construction, Kāpiti Coast District: -114 Wholesale trade, Kāpiti Coast District: -33 Retail trade, Kāpiti Coast District: -138 Accommodation and food services, Kāpiti Coast District: +36 Transport, postal and warehousing, Kāpiti Coast District: +54 Information media and telecommunications, Kāpiti Coast District: 0 Financial and insurance services, Kāpiti Coast District: +24 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Kāpiti Coast District: -213 Professional, scientific and technical services, Kāpiti Coast District: +177 Administrative and support services, Kāpiti Coast District: +27 Public administration and safety, Kāpiti Coast District: +414 Education and training, Kāpiti Coast District: +318 Health care and social assistance, Kāpiti Coast District: +558 Arts and recreation services, Kāpiti Coast District: +27 Other services, Kāpiti Coast District: +15
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health care and social assistance (2,427 people or 11.5%)
  • Retail trade (2,244 people or 10.6%)
  • Education and training (2,052 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,723 people in total or 31.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 9.3% in Health care and social assistance; 8.7% in Retail trade; and 8.6% in Education and training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Kāpiti Coast District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (9.3% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (11.5% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (8.3% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (9.2% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Kāpiti Coast District increased by 666 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2013 in the Kāpiti Coast District were for those employed in:

  • Health care and social assistance (+558 persons)
  • Public administration and safety (+414 persons)
  • Education and training (+318 persons)
  • Rental, hiring and real estate services (-213 persons)

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