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4,734 people living in Carterton District in 2018 were employed, of which 73.8% worked full-time and 26.2% part-time.
Carterton District'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).
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|Employment status||Number||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||4,974||100.0||100.0||4,305||100.0||100.0||+669|
|Labour force status|
|Labour force status||Number||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||4,974||66.7||71.2||4,305||65.3||66.9||+669|
|Not in labour force||2,484||33.3||28.8||2,070||31.4||28.7||+414|
|Employment status unidentifiable||--||--||--||222||3.4||4.4||-222|
|Total population aged 15+||7,458||100.0||100.0||6,597||100.0||100.0||+861|
The size of Carterton District's labour force in 2018 was 4,974 persons, of which 1,242 were employed part-time and 3,492 were full time workers.
Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Carterton District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.2% of the labour force was employed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), and 4.8% unemployed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.8% and 6.2% respectively for Wellington Region.
Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Carterton District in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (66.7%) compared with Wellington Region (71.2%).
Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Carterton District showed an increase of 672 persons and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 3 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 669 persons, or 15.5%.
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