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The Wellington Region

Residents' place of work

In 2018, 2,388, or 0.9% of the Wellington Region’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 Wellington Region, 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
Wellington Region2018
Number%
Work within the Region241,71687.6
Work outside the Region2,3880.9
Live with the Region, work location unknown31,69211.5

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 11.5% 0.9% 87.6%
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
Wellington Region
Top 10 areas of employment
Wellington Region2018
Local Government AreaNumber%
Auckland6660.2
Horowhenua District3780.1
Palmerston North City2700.1
Christchurch City1290.0
Hamilton City750.0
Napier City630.0
Hastings District570.0
Marlborough District510.0
Nelson City480.0
Tararua District480.0
New Plymouth District420.0
Tauranga City390.0
Whanganui District390.0
Manawatu District330.0
Rotorua District270.0
Taupo District240.0
Tasman District240.0
Gisborne District210.0
Queenstown-Lakes District210.0
Whangarei District180.0
Ruapehu District180.0
Grey District180.0
Selwyn District180.0
Timaru District180.0
Mackenzie District180.0
Ashburton District150.0
Waikato District150.0
Waipa District150.0
Far North District120.0
Matamata-Piako District120.0
Thames-Coromandel District120.0
South Taranaki District120.0
Rangitikei District120.0
Central Otago District90.0
Central Hawke's Bay District90.0
Whakatane District90.0
Invercargill City90.0
Clutha District60.0
Southland District60.0
Kaikoura 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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