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Residents' place of work

In 2018, 1,170, or 1.8% of the Dunedin City’s working residents travelled outside of the area to work.

Understanding where employed residents travel to work 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 and assists in understanding the degree of employment self containment within a local government area. Areas with a high level of self-containment are likely to either be remote areas without the opportunity to commute out, large metropolitan size TAs, or central city areas with a diverse employment base. In contrast, suburban residential areas near large cities often have a low level of self-containment.

The data that are presented below are based on the 2018 Census Question: 'In the jobs that you worked the most hours in, during the 7 days to Sunday 4 March 2018, 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 usual residence address in the Dunedin City, and the table breaks down their area of work destination, based on the workplace address.

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
Employment location of residents
Dunedin City2018
Number%
Work within the District57,13589.5
Work outside the District1,1701.8
Live with the District, work location unknown5,5268.7

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment location of residents, 2018
Employment location of residents, 2018 8.7% 1.8% 89.5%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and
Dwellings, 2018.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by TAs
Employment locations of residents by TAs, 2018
Dunedin City
Top 10 areas of employment
Dunedin City2018
Local Government AreaNumber%
Clutha District3090.5
Waitaki District2460.4
Auckland1440.2
Christchurch City840.1
Wellington City780.1
Central Otago District420.1
Queenstown-Lakes District390.1
Invercargill City390.1
Timaru District210.0
Selwyn District150.0
Hamilton City150.0
Southland District150.0
Palmerston North City120.0
Whangarei District120.0
Lower Hutt City120.0
Nelson City120.0
Westland District90.0
Hurunui District90.0
Tasman District90.0
Tauranga City90.0
Gore District90.0
New Plymouth District60.0
South Taranaki District60.0
Porirua City60.0
Ashburton District60.0
Waimate District60.0
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes areas with fewer than 10 residents.

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