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1,308 people living in Papakowhai in 2018 were employed, of which 78.4% worked full-time and 21.6% part-time.
Papakowhai'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).
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|Employment status||Number||%||Porirua City %||Number||%||Porirua City %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||1,365||100.0||100.0||1,275||100.0||100.0||+90|
|Labour force status|
|Labour force status||Number||%||Porirua City %||Number||%||Porirua City %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||1,365||73.3||71.0||1,275||69.1||65.6||+90|
|Not in labour force||498||26.7||29.0||522||28.3||28.8||-24|
|Employment status unidentifiable||--||--||--||48||2.6||5.5||-48|
|Total population aged 15+||1,863||100.0||100.0||1,845||100.0||100.0||+18|
The size of Papakowhai's labour force in 2018 was 1,365 persons, of which 282 were employed part-time and 1,026 were full time workers.
Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Papakowhai in 2018 compared to Porirua City shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.8% of the labour force was employed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), and 4.2% unemployed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.2% and 7.8% respectively for Porirua City.
Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Papakowhai in 2018 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (73.3%) compared with Porirua City (71.0%).
Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Papakowhai showed an increase of 84 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 6 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 90 persons, or 7.1%.
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