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Ruapehu District

Residents' place of work

In 2013, 393, or 7.1% of the Ruapehu District’s working residents travelled outside of the area to work.

Understanding where employed residents travel to work is important information for Local Government. It assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. It also helps to clarify the economic and employment drivers across areas and assists in understanding the degree of employment self containment within a local government area. Areas with a high level of self-containment are likely to either be remote areas without the opportunity to commute out, large metropolitan size TAs, or central city areas with a diverse employment base. In contrast, suburban residential areas near large cities often have a low level of self-containment.

The data that are presented below are based on the 2013 Census Question: 'In the jobs that you worked the most hours in, during the 7 days to Sunday 3 March 2013, did you work at home, or work away from home?'. If the 'away from home' response is chosen, the question asked 'Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

This dataset is then cross-tabulated with the person's current usual residential address to create a matrix of home to work, with the focus of the analysis on the work destination. All people in this table had a usual residence address in the Ruapehu District, and the table breaks down their area of work destination, based on the workplace address.

Derived from the Census:

'In that job, did you mostly? Work at home or work away from home. Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

Employed persons aged 15 year and over

Overview
Employment location of residents
Ruapehu District2013
Number%
Work within the District4,45880.8
Work outside the District3937.1
Live within the District, work location unknown66912.1

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

Employment location of residents, 2013
Employment location of residents, 2013 12.1% 7.1% 80.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and
Dwellings, 2013.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by TAs
Top 10 areas of employment
Ruapehu District2013
Local Government AreaNumber%
Taupo District781.4
Waitomo District691.3
Palmerston North City420.8
Auckland City300.5
Wanganui District300.5
Hamilton City210.4
Rangitikei District180.3
New Plymouth District180.3

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

Excludes areas with fewer than 10 residents.

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