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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Kāpiti Coast District

Employment status

25,227 people living in Kāpiti Coast District in 2018 were employed, of which 74.5% worked full-time and 25.5% part-time.

Kāpiti Coast 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?'.

Employment status
Kāpiti Coast District20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Employed25,22794.093.821,10592.492.8+4,122
Employed full-time18,79270.173.815,51667.972.6+3,276
Employed part-time6,43524.020.05,58924.520.2+846
Total unemployed1,5966.06.21,7437.67.2-147
Total labour force26,823100.0100.022,848100.0100.0+3,975
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
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Labour force status
Kāpiti Coast District20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Total labour force26,82360.471.222,84857.066.9+3,975
Not in labour force17,56539.628.815,78639.428.7+1,779
Employment status unidentifiable------1,4193.54.4-1,419
Total population aged 15+44,388100.0100.040,053100.0100.0+4,335
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 Kāpiti Coast District's labour force in 2018 was 26,823 persons, of which 6,435 were employed part-time and 18,792 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Kāpiti Coast District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.0% of the labour force was employed, and 6.0% unemployed, compared with 93.8% and 6.2% respectively for Wellington Region.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Kāpiti Coast District in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (60.4%) compared with Wellington Region (71.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Kāpiti Coast District showed an increase of 4,122 persons and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 147 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,975 persons, or 17.4%.

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