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South Wairarapa District

Employment status

4,788 people living in the South Wairarapa District in 2013 were employed, of which 73.7% worked full-time and 26.3% part-time.

The South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Employed full-time3,52869.972.63,48674.474.2+42
Employed part-time1,26025.020.21,05922.620.6+201
Employed4,78894.892.84,54597.094.8+243
Unemployed2615.27.21413.05.2+120

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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Total in labour force5,04965.766.94,68666.669.1+363
Not in labour force2,34630.528.72,10930.028.3+237
Employment status unidentifiable2853.74.42463.52.6+39

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, South Wairarapa District: 94.8% Employed full-time, South Wairarapa District: 69.9% Employed part-time, South Wairarapa District: 25.0% Unemployed, South Wairarapa District: 5.2%
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, South Wairarapa District: +243 Employed full-time, South Wairarapa District: +42 Employed part-time, South Wairarapa District: +201 Unemployed, South Wairarapa District: +120
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 South Wairarapa District's labour force in 2013 was 5,049 persons, of which 1,260 were employed part-time and 3,528 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the South Wairarapa District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.8% of the labour force was employed (62.3% of the population aged 15+), and 5.2% unemployed (3.4% 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 South Wairarapa District in 2013 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (65.7%) compared with the Wellington Region (66.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people employed in the South Wairarapa District showed an increase of 243 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 120 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 363 persons, or 7.7%.

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