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Porirua City

Employment status

28,227 people living in Porirua City in 2018 were employed, of which 79.8% worked full-time and 20.2% part-time.

Porirua City'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).

Please note: Stats NZ has given Work and labour force status data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". This indicates there may be some minor issues looking at the comparisons to 2013 and 2006. Users should avoid concluding that any change in the categories is purely due to real world change. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'In the 7 days that ended on Sunday 4 March, which of these did you do?'.

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.

Employment status
Porirua City20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Employed28,22792.293.823,24790.792.8+4,980
Employed full-time22,52473.673.818,38771.872.6+4,137
Employed part-time5,70318.620.04,86019.020.2+843
Total unemployed2,3797.86.22,3799.37.20
Total labour force30,606100.0100.025,626100.0100.0+4,980
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: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Labour force status
Porirua City20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Total labour force30,60671.071.225,62665.666.9+4,980
Not in labour force12,51329.028.811,25328.828.7+1,260
Employment status unidentifiable------2,1635.54.4-2,163
Total population aged 15+43,119100.0100.039,042100.0100.0+4,077
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: Moderate
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 Porirua City's labour force in 2018 was 30,606 persons, of which 5,703 were employed part-time and 22,524 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Porirua City in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.2% of the labour force was employed, and 7.8% unemployed, compared with 93.8% and 6.2% respectively for Wellington Region.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Porirua City in 2018 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (71.0%) compared with Wellington Region (71.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Porirua City showed an increase of 4,980 persons and the number unemployed remained stable as well 0 . In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 4,980 persons, or 19.4%.

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