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Masterton District

Employment status

10,836 people living in the Masterton District in 2013 were employed, of which 73.4% worked full-time and 26.6% part-time.

The Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Employed full-time7,95968.172.68,05870.274.2-99
Employed part-time2,87724.620.22,88025.120.6-3
Employed10,83692.792.810,93895.294.8-102
Unemployed8497.37.25464.85.2+303

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
Masterton District20132006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Total in labour force11,68562.566.911,48464.469.1+201
Not in labour force6,38734.228.76,02133.828.3+366
Employment status unidentifiable6123.34.43151.82.6+297

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, Masterton District: 92.7% Employed full-time, Masterton District: 68.1% Employed part-time, Masterton District: 24.6% Unemployed, Masterton District: 7.3%
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, Masterton District: -102 Employed full-time, Masterton District: -99 Employed part-time, Masterton District: -3 Unemployed, Masterton District: +303
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 Masterton District's labour force in 2013 was 11,685 persons, of which 2,877 were employed part-time and 7,959 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Masterton 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, 92.7% of the labour force was employed (58.0% of the population aged 15+), and 7.3% unemployed (4.5% 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 Masterton District in 2013 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (62.5%) compared with the Wellington Region (66.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people employed in the Masterton District showed a decrease of 102 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 303 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 201 persons, or 1.8%.

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