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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Kāpiti Coast District

Industry sector of employment

More Kāpiti Coast District residents worked in construction in 2018 than any other industry.

Kāpiti Coast District’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.

Q:

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
Kāpiti Coast District20182013Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, forestry and fishing4621.81.74352.11.8+27
Mining330.10.1240.10.1+9
Manufacturing1,3295.35.31,1345.45.1+195
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1590.60.91560.70.8+3
Construction2,96711.87.81,9749.36.5+993
Wholesale trade7082.83.26783.23.4+30
Retail trade2,58310.28.22,24410.68.7+339
Accommodation and food services1,3985.56.61,0925.25.6+306
Transport, postal and warehousing8643.43.57143.43.6+150
Information media and telecommunications4741.92.74412.12.9+33
Financial and insurance services7563.04.18073.85.3-51
Rental, hiring and real estate services5342.11.64502.11.9+84
Professional, scientific and technical services2,82611.213.41,9359.212.3+891
Administrative and support services1,0264.14.46693.23.5+357
Public administration and safety2,4009.512.91,7618.311.5+639
Education and training2,2238.88.32,0529.78.6+171
Health care and social assistance2,93711.69.42,42711.59.3+510
Arts and recreation services4411.72.23931.92.3+48
Other services1,1164.43.89394.43.9+177
Not elsewhere included------7893.73.1--
Total25,236100.0100.021,114100.0100.0+4,122
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 "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 Kāpiti Coast District in 2018 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (2,967 people or 11.8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2,937 people or 11.6%)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (2,826 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,730 people in total or 34.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Wellington Region employed 7.8% in Construction; 9.4% in Health care and social assistance; and 13.4% in Professional, scientific and technical services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Kāpiti Coast District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (11.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (11.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (9.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (11.2% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Kāpiti Coast District increased by 4,122 between 2013 and 2018.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2013 and 2018 in Kāpiti Coast District were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+993 persons)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (+891 persons)
  • Public administration and safety (+639 persons)
  • Health care and social assistance (+510 persons)

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