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Porirua City

Employment status

23,247 people living in the Porirua City in 2013 were employed, of which 79.1% worked full-time and 20.9% part-time.

The Porirua 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
Porirua City20132006Change
Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Employed full-time
18,38471.772.617,80273.474.2+582
Employed part-time
4,86319.020.24,74319.620.6+120
Employed
23,24790.792.822,54593.094.8+702
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed2,3799.37.21,7017.05.2+678

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
Porirua City20132006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idTotal in labour force25,62665.666.924,24667.769.1+1,380
Not in labour force
11,25328.828.710,09528.228.3+1,158
Employment status unidentifiable
2,1635.54.41,4734.12.6+690

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, Porirua City: 90.7% Employed full-time, Porirua City: 71.7% Employed part-time, Porirua City: 19.0% Unemployed, Porirua City: 9.3%
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, Porirua City: +702 Employed full-time, Porirua City: +582 Employed part-time, Porirua City: +120 Unemployed, Porirua City: +678
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 Porirua City's labour force in 2013 was 25,626 persons, of which 4,863 were employed part-time and 18,384 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Porirua City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 90.7% of the labour force was employed (59.5% of the population aged 15+), and 9.3% unemployed (6.1% 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 Porirua City in 2013 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (65.6%) compared with the Wellington Region (66.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people employed in the Porirua City showed an increase of 702 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 678 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,380 persons, or 5.7%.

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