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Ruapehu District

Employment status

6,150 people living in Ruapehu District in 2018 were employed, of which 76.7% worked full-time and 23.3% part-time.

Ruapehu District'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?'.

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
Ruapehu District20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2013 to 2018
Employed6,15092.793.15,52091.992.2+630
Employed full-time4,71971.170.74,25470.869.6+465
Employed part-time1,43121.622.41,26621.122.5+165
Total unemployed4837.36.94868.17.8-3
Total labour force6,633100.0100.06,006100.0100.0+627
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
Labour force status
Ruapehu District20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2013 to 2018
Total labour force6,63369.165.36,00666.261.6+627
Not in labour force2,96130.934.72,78130.634.1+180
Employment status unidentifiable------2913.24.3-291
Total population aged 15+9,594100.0100.09,078100.0100.0+516
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 Ruapehu District's labour force in 2018 was 6,633 persons, of which 1,431 were employed part-time and 4,719 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Ruapehu District in 2018 compared to Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.7% of the labour force was employed, and 7.3% unemployed, compared with 93.1% and 6.9% respectively for Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Ruapehu District in 2018 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (69.1%) compared with Manawatu-Wanganui Region (65.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Ruapehu District showed an increase of 630 persons and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 3 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 627 persons, or 10.4%.

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