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Employment status

25,902 people living in the Napier City in 2013 were employed, of which 75.4% worked full-time and 24.6% part-time.

The Napier City'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
Napier City20132006Change
Employment statusNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Employed full-time19,53670.271.520,76371.773.2-1,227
Employed part-time6,36622.921.46,80423.521.7-438
Employed25,90293.192.927,56795.294.9-1,665
Unemployed1,9176.97.11,3804.85.1+537

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
Napier City20132006Change
Labour force statusNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Total in labour force27,81960.963.828,94766.366.2-1,128
Not in labour force15,86734.731.313,87831.830.4+1,989
Employment status unidentifiable2,0194.44.98221.93.4+1,197

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, New Zealand: 92.9% Employed full-time, New Zealand: 71.5% Employed part-time, New Zealand: 21.4% Unemployed, New Zealand: 7.1% Employed, Napier City: 93.1% Employed full-time, Napier City: 70.2% Employed part-time, Napier City: 22.9% Unemployed, Napier City: 6.9%
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, Napier City: -1,665 Employed full-time, Napier City: -1,227 Employed part-time, Napier City: -438 Unemployed, Napier City: +537
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 Napier City's labour force in 2013 was 27,819 persons, of which 6,366 were employed part-time and 19,536 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Napier City in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.1% of the labour force was employed (56.7% of the population aged 15+), and 6.9% unemployed (4.2% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.9% and 7.1% respectively for the New Zealand.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in the Napier City in 2013 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (60.9%) compared with the New Zealand (63.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people employed in the Napier City showed a decrease of 1,665 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 537 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 1,128 persons, or 3.9%.

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