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Upper Hutt City

Employment status

19,500 people living in the Upper Hutt City in 2013 were employed, of which 79.8% worked full-time and 20.2% part-time.

The Upper Hutt 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
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Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Employed full-time
15,56174.472.615,39675.174.2+165
Employed part-time
3,93918.820.24,08619.920.6-147
Employed
19,50093.292.819,48295.094.8+18
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed1,4196.87.21,0175.05.2+402

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
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Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idTotal in labour force20,91965.366.920,49968.569.1+420
Not in labour force
9,70830.328.78,96730.028.3+741
Employment status unidentifiable
1,3894.34.44591.52.6+930

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, Upper Hutt City: 93.2% Employed full-time, Upper Hutt City: 74.4% Employed part-time, Upper Hutt City: 18.8% Unemployed, Upper Hutt City: 6.8%
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, Upper Hutt City: +18 Employed full-time, Upper Hutt City: +165 Employed part-time, Upper Hutt City: -147 Unemployed, Upper Hutt City: +402
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 Upper Hutt City's labour force in 2013 was 20,919 persons, of which 3,939 were employed part-time and 15,561 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Upper Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.2% of the labour force was employed (60.9% of the population aged 15+), and 6.8% unemployed (4.4% 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 Upper Hutt City in 2013 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (65.3%) compared with the Wellington Region (66.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people employed in the Upper Hutt City showed an increase of 18 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 402 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 420 persons, or 2.0%.

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