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Porirua City

Residents' place of work

In 2018, 9,969, or 35.3% of the Porirua City’s working residents travelled outside of the area to work.

Understanding where employed residents travel to work is important information for Local Government. It assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. It also helps to clarify the economic and employment drivers across areas and assists in understanding the degree of employment self containment within a local government area. Areas with a high level of self-containment are likely to either be remote areas without the opportunity to commute out, large metropolitan size TAs, or central city areas with a diverse employment base. In contrast, suburban residential areas near large cities often have a low level of self-containment.

The data that are presented below are based on the 2018 Census Question: 'In the jobs that you worked the most hours in, during the 7 days to Sunday 4 March 2018, did you work at home, or work away from home?'. If the 'away from home' response is chosen, the question asked 'Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

This dataset is then cross-tabulated with the person's current usual residential address to create a matrix of home to work, with the focus of the analysis on the work destination. All people in this table had a usual residence address in the Porirua City, and the table breaks down their area of work destination, based on the workplace address.

Derived from the Census:

'In that job, did you mostly? Work at home or work away from home. Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

Employed persons aged 15 year and over

Overview
Employment location of residents
Porirua City2018
Number%
Work within the City13,13146.5
Work outside the City9,96935.3
Live with the City, work location unknown5,12718.2

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment location of residents, 2018
Employment location of residents, 2018 18.2% 35.3% 46.5%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and
Dwellings, 2018.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by TAs
Employment locations of residents by TAs, 2018
Porirua City
Top 10 areas of employment
Porirua City2018
Local Government AreaNumber%
Wellington City8,15128.9
Lower Hutt City1,2334.4
Upper Hutt City2640.9
Kapiti Coast District2310.8
Auckland420.1
Christchurch City120.0
Marlborough District90.0
Hamilton City90.0
Palmerston North City90.0
Horowhenua District90.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes areas with fewer than 10 residents.

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