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Industry sector of employment

More Upper Hutt City residents worked in public administration and safety in 2013 than any other industry.

The Upper Hutt City’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics 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.'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1440.71.81830.92.0-39
Mining210.10.1150.10.1+6
Manufacturing1,3116.75.11,8129.36.7-501
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1740.90.8930.50.4+81
Construction1,7108.86.51,7258.96.8-15
Wholesale trade9184.73.41,0205.23.8-102
Retail trade1,8969.78.72,07610.79.4-180
Accommodation and food services8404.35.67653.95.3+75
Transport, postal and warehousing7714.03.67203.73.6+51
Information media and telecommunications3781.92.94082.12.8-30
Financial and insurance services8524.45.38284.35.2+24
Rental, hiring and real estate services3421.81.94532.32.6-111
Professional, scientific and technical services1,5908.212.31,5788.111.7+12
Administrative and support services6663.43.55943.03.7+72
Public administration and safety2,94915.111.52,37012.29.8+579
Education and training1,5037.78.61,3506.97.5+153
Health care and social assistance1,7559.09.31,4527.58.0+303
Arts and recreation services3511.82.33001.52.0+51
Other services8014.13.98404.34.1-39
Not elsewhere included5372.83.19004.64.5-363

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

Industry sector of employment, 2013
Industry sector of employment, 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Wellington Region: 1.8% Mining, Wellington Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wellington Region: 5.1% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington Region: 0.8% Construction, Wellington Region: 6.5% Wholesale trade, Wellington Region: 3.4% Retail trade, Wellington Region: 8.7% Accommodation and food services, Wellington Region: 5.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington Region: 3.6% Information media and telecommunications, Wellington Region: 2.9% Financial and insurance services, Wellington Region: 5.3% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington Region: 1.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington Region: 12.3% Administrative and support services, Wellington Region: 3.5% Public administration and safety, Wellington Region: 11.5% Education and training, Wellington Region: 8.6% Health care and social assistance, Wellington Region: 9.3% Arts and recreation services, Wellington Region: 2.3% Other services, Wellington Region: 3.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Upper Hutt City: 0.7% Mining, Upper Hutt City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Upper Hutt City: 6.7% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Upper Hutt City: 0.9% Construction, Upper Hutt City: 8.8% Wholesale trade, Upper Hutt City: 4.7% Retail trade, Upper Hutt City: 9.7% Accommodation and food services, Upper Hutt City: 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, Upper Hutt City: 4.0% Information media and telecommunications, Upper Hutt City: 1.9% Financial and insurance services, Upper Hutt City: 4.4% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Upper Hutt City: 1.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, Upper Hutt City: 8.2% Administrative and support services, Upper Hutt City: 3.4% Public administration and safety, Upper Hutt City: 15.1% Education and training, Upper Hutt City: 7.7% Health care and social assistance, Upper Hutt City: 9.0% Arts and recreation services, Upper Hutt City: 1.8% Other services, Upper Hutt City: 4.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings,2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Upper Hutt City: -39 Mining, Upper Hutt City: +6 Manufacturing, Upper Hutt City: -501 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Upper Hutt City: +81 Construction, Upper Hutt City: -15 Wholesale trade, Upper Hutt City: -102 Retail trade, Upper Hutt City: -180 Accommodation and food services, Upper Hutt City: +75 Transport, postal and warehousing, Upper Hutt City: +51 Information media and telecommunications, Upper Hutt City: -30 Financial and insurance services, Upper Hutt City: +24 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Upper Hutt City: -111 Professional, scientific and technical services, Upper Hutt City: +12 Administrative and support services, Upper Hutt City: +72 Public administration and safety, Upper Hutt City: +579 Education and training, Upper Hutt City: +153 Health care and social assistance, Upper Hutt City: +303 Arts and recreation services, Upper Hutt City: +51 Other services, Upper Hutt City: -39
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 resident population in Upper Hutt City in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Public administration and safety (2,949 people or 15.1%)
  • Retail trade (1,896 people or 9.7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (1,755 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,600 people in total or 33.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 11.5% in Public administration and safety; 8.7% in Retail trade; and 9.3% in Health care and social assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Upper Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (15.1% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (8.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (6.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (8.2% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper Hutt City increased by 27 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2013 in the Upper Hutt City were for those employed in:

  • Public administration and safety (+579 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-501 persons)
  • Health care and social assistance (+303 persons)
  • Retail trade (-180 persons)

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