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Industry of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Upper Hutt City was employed in public administration and safety than any other industry.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Upper Hutt 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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1201.12.71261.22.9-6
Mining----0.100.00.1--
Manufacturing7777.45.31,24212.17.4-465
Electricity, gas, water and waste services570.50.8420.40.4+15
Construction6816.55.26486.35.0+33
Wholesale trade5405.13.35585.43.9-18
Retail trade1,20911.59.11,20011.79.8+9
Accommodation and food services6396.15.75435.35.3+96
Transport, postal and warehousing2462.33.31861.82.9+60
Information media and telecommunications1441.43.01801.83.0-36
Financial and insurance services1561.55.51681.65.6-12
Rental, hiring and real estate services2432.32.13183.12.7-75
Professional, scientific and technical services4984.712.76065.912.6-108
Administrative and support services2492.43.12252.23.4+24
Public administration and safety2,18720.811.91,51814.810.3+669
Education and training1,11310.69.01,0209.98.3+93
Health care and social assistance9188.79.58137.98.3+105
Arts and recreation services2132.02.42072.02.0+6
Other services4204.04.14804.74.4-60
Not elsewhere included1291.21.01891.81.6-60

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, Upper Hutt City: 1.1% Manufacturing, Upper Hutt City: 7.4% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Upper Hutt City: 0.5% Construction, Upper Hutt City: 6.5% Wholesale trade, Upper Hutt City: 5.1% Retail trade, Upper Hutt City: 11.5% Accommodation and food services, Upper Hutt City: 6.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, Upper Hutt City: 2.3% Information media and telecommunications, Upper Hutt City: 1.4% Financial and insurance services, Upper Hutt City: 1.5% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Upper Hutt City: 2.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, Upper Hutt City: 4.7% Administrative and support services, Upper Hutt City: 2.4% Public administration and safety, Upper Hutt City: 20.8% Education and training, Upper Hutt City: 10.6% Health care and social assistance, Upper Hutt City: 8.7% Arts and recreation services, Upper Hutt City: 2.0% Other services, Upper Hutt City: 4.0%
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, Upper Hutt City: -6 Manufacturing, Upper Hutt City: -465 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Upper Hutt City: +15 Construction, Upper Hutt City: +33 Wholesale trade, Upper Hutt City: -18 Retail trade, Upper Hutt City: +9 Accommodation and food services, Upper Hutt City: +96 Transport, postal and warehousing, Upper Hutt City: +60 Information media and telecommunications, Upper Hutt City: -36 Financial and insurance services, Upper Hutt City: -12 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Upper Hutt City: -75 Professional, scientific and technical services, Upper Hutt City: -108 Administrative and support services, Upper Hutt City: +24 Public administration and safety, Upper Hutt City: +669 Education and training, Upper Hutt City: +93 Health care and social assistance, Upper Hutt City: +105 Arts and recreation services, Upper Hutt City: +6 Other services, Upper Hutt City: -60
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 Upper Hutt City in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Public administration and safety (2,187 people or 20.8%)
  • Retail trade (1,209 people or 11.5%)
  • Education and training (1,113 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,509 people in total or 42.8% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 11.9% in Public administration and safety; 9.1% in Retail trade; and 9.0% in Education and training.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed in public administration and safety (20.8% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in retail trade (11.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.7% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in financial and insurance services (1.5% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Upper Hutt City increased by 270 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Public administration and safety (+669 people)
  • Manufacturing (-465 people)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (-108 people)
  • Health care and social assistance (+105 people)

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