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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Paraparaumu Beach West

Employment status

1,149 people living in Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 were employed, of which 76.5% worked full-time and 23.5% part-time.

Paraparaumu Beach West'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
Paraparaumu Beach West20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2013 to 2018
Employed1,14992.395.21,05993.493.9+90
Employed full-time87970.671.477168.067.5+108
Employed part-time27021.723.828825.426.3-18
Total unemployed967.74.8756.66.1+21
Total labour force1,245100.0100.01,134100.0100.0+111
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
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Labour force status
Paraparaumu Beach West20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2013 to 2018
Total labour force1,24561.867.01,13459.567.9+111
Not in labour force76838.233.071137.330.4+57
Employment status unidentifiable------603.11.8-60
Total population aged 15+2,013100.0100.01,905100.0100.0+108
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 Paraparaumu Beach West's labour force in 2018 was 1,245 persons, of which 270 were employed part-time and 879 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 compared to Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.3% of the labour force was employed, and 7.7% unemployed, compared with 95.2% and 4.8% respectively for Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District).

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (61.8%) compared with Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) (67.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Paraparaumu Beach West showed an increase of 90 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 21 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 111 persons, or 9.8%.

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