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Hutt CityCommunity profile

Hutt City

Industry sector of employment

More Hutt City residents worked in professional, scientific and technical services in 2018 than any other industry.

Hutt City’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.


Derived from the Census question:

'What is the main activity of (your) business or employer.'

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.

Industry sector of employment
Hutt City20182013Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1830.31.71260.31.8+57
Electricity, gas, water and waste services5671.00.94621.00.8+105
Wholesale trade2,2984.23.22,0944.53.4+204
Retail trade4,7708.78.24,2429.18.7+528
Accommodation and food services3,1625.86.62,1904.75.6+972
Transport, postal and warehousing2,3824.33.52,2354.83.6+147
Information media and telecommunications1,0351.92.79962.12.9+39
Financial and insurance services2,2984.24.12,3855.15.3-87
Rental, hiring and real estate services8611.61.68881.91.9-27
Professional, scientific and technical services6,48911.813.44,94410.612.3+1,545
Administrative and support services2,6854.94.41,7853.83.5+900
Public administration and safety6,13811.212.94,6569.911.5+1,482
Education and training4,4108.08.33,7868.18.6+624
Health care and social assistance5,2119.59.44,2429.19.3+969
Arts and recreation services9991.82.29182.02.3+81
Other services2,1994.03.81,9264.13.9+273
Not elsewhere included------1,6503.53.1--
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in 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 "Not elsewhere included" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Hutt City in 2018 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services (6,489 people or 11.8%)
  • Public administration and safety (6,138 people or 11.2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5,211 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 17,838 people in total or 32.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Wellington Region employed 13.4% in Professional, scientific and technical services; 12.9% in Public administration and safety; and 9.4% in Health care and social assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Hutt City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (7.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (9.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (11.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (11.8% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hutt City increased by 8,085 between 2013 and 2018.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2013 and 2018 in Hutt City were for those employed in:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services (+1,545 persons)
  • Public administration and safety (+1,482 persons)
  • Construction (+1,407 persons)
  • Accommodation and food services (+972 persons)

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