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Wanganui District

Workers' place of residence

In 2013, of the 15,510 people who worked in the Wanganui District, 14,487 or 93.4% 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 Wanganui District, 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
Wanganui District2013
Number%
Live and work within the District14,48793.4
Live outside, but work within the District1,0236.6

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 District, Wanganui District: 6.6% Live and work within the District, Wanganui District: 93.4%
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
Wanganui District2013
Number%
Rangitikei District4022.6
Palmerston North City1170.8
South Taranaki District1110.7
Auckland City1080.7
Manawatu District630.4
Ruapehu District300.2
Horowhenua District270.2
Wellington City180.1
New Plymouth District150.1
Whangarei District150.1

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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