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Papakowhai

Employment status

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).

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Employment status
Papakowhai20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%Porirua City %Number%Porirua City %2013 to 2018
Employed1,30895.892.21,22496.090.7+84
Employed full-time1,02675.273.695775.171.8+69
Employed part-time28220.718.626720.919.0+15
Total unemployed574.27.8514.09.3+6
Total labour force1,365100.0100.01,275100.0100.0+90
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
Papakowhai20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%Porirua City %Number%Porirua City %2013 to 2018
Total labour force1,36573.371.01,27569.165.6+90
Not in labour force49826.729.052228.328.8-24
Employment status unidentifiable------482.65.5-48
Total population aged 15+1,863100.0100.01,845100.0100.0+18
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 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, and 4.2% unemployed, 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%).

Emerging groups

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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