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Workers' place of residence

In 2013, of the 127,431 people who worked in the Wellington City, 88,452 or 69.4% also lived in the area.

Understanding where workers in an area come from 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. Areas with a high proportion of workers living locally may be large, city-sized TAs, or have a diverse range of jobs available which suit the occupation and education level of the local residents. Areas with most workers commuting in from other areas may be central city areas with more jobs than residents, or have an economic base that is not served by the skillset of local residents.

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 work destination in the Wellington City, and the table breaks down their area of usual residence.

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
Residential location of workers
Wellington City2013
Number%
Live and work within the City88,45269.4
Live outside, but work within the City38,97930.6

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

Residential location of workers, 2013
Residential location of workers, 2013 Live outside, but work within the City, Wellington City: 30.6% Live and work within the City, Wellington City: 69.4%
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
Residential location of workers by TAs
Wellington City2013
Number%
Lower Hutt City15,04211.8
Porirua City9,6127.5
Upper Hutt City4,9683.9
Kapiti Coast District4,6983.7
Auckland City1,3081.0
South Wairarapa District6480.5
Masterton District3150.2
Carterton District2910.2
Horowhenua District2670.2
Palmerston North City1860.1
Christchurch City1440.1
Dunedin City1380.1
Hamilton City1290.1
Nelson City870.1
Marlborough District840.1
Tasman District750.1
Tauranga City690.1
Hastings District690.1
New Plymouth District570.0
Wanganui District540.0
Whangarei District540.0
Napier City510.0
Far North District450.0
Waikato District450.0
Manawatu District420.0
Waipa District390.0
Taupo District390.0
Queenstown-Lakes District330.0
Selwyn District330.0
Invercargill City300.0
Waimakariri District270.0
Western Bay of Plenty District270.0
Rotorua District270.0
Rangitikei District240.0
Kaipara District210.0
Thames-Coromandel District180.0
Gisborne District180.0
Whakatane District150.0
South Taranaki District150.0
Tararua District150.0
Central Hawke's Bay District120.0
Matamata-Piako District120.0
Timaru District120.0
Southland District120.0
Central Otago District120.0
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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 workers.

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