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Far North District

Employment status

27,987 people living in Far North District in 2018 were employed, of which 72.0% worked full-time and 28.0% part-time.

Far North 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).

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'In the 7 days that ended on Sunday 4 March, which of these did you do?'.

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

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Employment status
Far North District20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2013 to 2018
Employed27,98789.291.720,89888.590.3+7,089
Employed full-time20,16364.367.915,14164.267.0+5,022
Employed part-time7,82424.923.85,75724.423.3+2,067
Total unemployed3,38710.88.32,70311.59.7+684
Total labour force31,374100.0100.023,601100.0100.0+7,773
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Labour force status
Far North District20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2013 to 2018
Total labour force31,37461.362.923,60154.557.1+7,773
Not in labour force19,79138.737.115,61236.035.6+4,179
Employment status unidentifiable3.0----4,1319.57.3-4,128
Total population aged 15+51,168100.0100.043,344100.0100.0+7,824
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Please note that in the 2018 Census, where data are not provided, responses are sourced from administrative datasets, in line with the procedures developed by Statistics New Zealand to supplement the 2018 dataset. Due to this, there is no "Employment status unidentifiable" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.

Dominant groups

The size of Far North District's labour force in 2018 was 31,374 persons, of which 7,824 were employed part-time and 20,163 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Far North District in 2018 compared to Northland Region shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 89.2% of the labour force was employed, and 10.8% unemployed, compared with 91.7% and 8.3% respectively for Northland Region.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Far North District in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (61.3%) compared with Northland Region (62.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Far North District showed an increase of 7,089 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 684 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 7,773 persons, or 32.9%.

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