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The Wellington Region

Workers' place of residence

In 2018, of the 276,714 people who worked in the Wellington Region, 241,716 or 87.4% 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 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 work destination in the Wellington Region, 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
Wellington Region2018
Number%
Live and work within the Region241,71687.4
Live outside, but work within the Region34,99812.6

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

Residential location of workers, 2018
Residential location of workers, 2018 Live outside, but work within the Region, Wellington Region: 12.6% Live and work within the Region, Wellington Region: 87.4%
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
Residential locations of workers by TAs, 2018
Wellington Region
Residential location of workers by TAs
Wellington Region2018
Number%
Horowhenua District9030.3
Auckland9000.3
Palmerston North City2580.1
Christchurch City1800.1
Tararua District1140.0
Hastings District1080.0
Dunedin City1080.0
Manawatu District720.0
Tauranga City690.0
New Plymouth District660.0
Nelson City630.0
Tasman District600.0
Whanganui District570.0
Napier City540.0
Hamilton City510.0
Marlborough District510.0
Selwyn District390.0
Gisborne District390.0
Waikato District360.0
Rotorua District360.0
Far North District270.0
Queenstown-Lakes District270.0
Taupo District240.0
Western Bay of Plenty District210.0
Waimakariri District210.0
Invercargill City180.0
Central Hawke's Bay District180.0
Whangarei District180.0
Thames-Coromandel District180.0
Waipa District180.0
Rangitikei District180.0
Whakatane District120.0
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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 workers.

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