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Industry of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Porirua City was employed in education and training than any other industry.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Porirua City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local specialist industries. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing.

When viewed in conjunction with Workforce Occupation, Workforce Level of Qualification and Workforce Field of Qualification, as well as the Industry of Employment of residents, this dataset can 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.'

Workforce, by place of work, regardless of residence

Workforce industry sector of employment
Porirua City20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing930.72.71050.82.9-12
Mining90.10.100.00.1+9
Manufacturing8556.15.38917.07.4-36
Electricity, gas, water and waste services720.50.8330.30.4+39
Construction1,2068.65.28917.05.0+315
Wholesale trade5013.63.34233.33.9+78
Retail trade1,88413.49.12,02815.99.8-144
Accommodation and food services7475.35.76575.15.3+90
Transport, postal and warehousing3152.23.32762.22.9+39
Information media and telecommunications1381.03.01561.23.0-18
Financial and insurance services2521.85.52281.85.6+24
Rental, hiring and real estate services2942.12.13332.62.7-39
Professional, scientific and technical services1,0207.212.79997.812.6+21
Administrative and support services4022.93.12852.23.4+117
Public administration and safety8045.711.96545.110.3+150
Education and training2,26816.19.02,00715.78.3+261
Health care and social assistance2,19315.69.51,75213.78.3+441
Arts and recreation services2551.82.41951.52.0+60
Other services5824.14.15674.44.4+15
Not elsewhere included2041.41.02792.21.6-75

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

Workforce industry sector of employment, 2013
Workforce industry sector of employment, 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Wellington Region: 2.7% Mining, Wellington Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wellington Region: 5.3% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington Region: 0.8% Construction, Wellington Region: 5.2% Wholesale trade, Wellington Region: 3.3% Retail trade, Wellington Region: 9.1% Accommodation and food services, Wellington Region: 5.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington Region: 3.3% Information media and telecommunications, Wellington Region: 3.0% Financial and insurance services, Wellington Region: 5.5% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington Region: 2.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington Region: 12.7% Administrative and support services, Wellington Region: 3.1% Public administration and safety, Wellington Region: 11.9% Education and training, Wellington Region: 9.0% Health care and social assistance, Wellington Region: 9.5% Arts and recreation services, Wellington Region: 2.4% Other services, Wellington Region: 4.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Porirua City: 0.7% Mining, Porirua City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Porirua City: 6.1% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Porirua City: 0.5% Construction, Porirua City: 8.6% Wholesale trade, Porirua City: 3.6% Retail trade, Porirua City: 13.4% Accommodation and food services, Porirua City: 5.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, Porirua City: 2.2% Information media and telecommunications, Porirua City: 1.0% Financial and insurance services, Porirua City: 1.8% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Porirua City: 2.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, Porirua City: 7.2% Administrative and support services, Porirua City: 2.9% Public administration and safety, Porirua City: 5.7% Education and training, Porirua City: 16.1% Health care and social assistance, Porirua City: 15.6% Arts and recreation services, Porirua City: 1.8% Other services, Porirua City: 4.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings,2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013
Change in workforce industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Porirua City: -12 Mining, Porirua City: +9 Manufacturing, Porirua City: -36 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Porirua City: +39 Construction, Porirua City: +315 Wholesale trade, Porirua City: +78 Retail trade, Porirua City: -144 Accommodation and food services, Porirua City: +90 Transport, postal and warehousing, Porirua City: +39 Information media and telecommunications, Porirua City: -18 Financial and insurance services, Porirua City: +24 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Porirua City: -39 Professional, scientific and technical services, Porirua City: +21 Administrative and support services, Porirua City: +117 Public administration and safety, Porirua City: +150 Education and training, Porirua City: +261 Health care and social assistance, Porirua City: +441 Arts and recreation services, Porirua City: +60 Other services, Porirua City: +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 workforce in Porirua City in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and training (2,268 people or 16.1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2,193 people or 15.6%)
  • Retail trade (1,884 people or 13.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,345 people in total or 45.0% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 9.0% in Education and training; 9.5% in Health care and social assistance; and 9.1% in Retail trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Porirua City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed in education and training (16.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in health care and social assistance (15.6% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in public administration and safety (5.7% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in professional, scientific and technical services (7.2% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Porirua City increased by 1,335 people between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2006 and 2013 in the Porirua City were for those employed in:

  • Health care and social assistance (+441 people)
  • Construction (+315 people)
  • Education and training (+261 people)
  • Public administration and safety (+150 people)

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