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South WairarapaCommunity profile

South Wairarapa District

Employment status

5,685 people living in South Wairarapa District in 2018 were employed, of which 74.6% worked full-time and 25.4% part-time.

South Wairarapa 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?'.

Employment status
South Wairarapa District20182006Change
Employment statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2018
Employed5,68596.093.84,54597.094.8+1,140
Employed full-time4,23971.673.83,48374.374.2+756
Employed part-time1,44624.420.01,06222.720.6+384
Total unemployed2374.06.21413.05.2+96
Total labour force5,922100.0100.04,686100.0100.0+1,236
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 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
South Wairarapa District20182006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2018
Total labour force5,92268.471.24,68666.669.1+1,236
Not in labour force2,73631.628.82,10930.028.3+627
Employment status unidentifiable------2463.52.6-246
Total population aged 15+8,658100.0100.07,041100.0100.0+1,617
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 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 South Wairarapa District's labour force in 2018 was 5,922 persons, of which 1,446 were employed part-time and 4,239 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in South Wairarapa District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.0% of the labour force was employed, and 4.0% unemployed, compared with 93.8% and 6.2% respectively for Wellington Region.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in South Wairarapa District in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (68.4%) compared with Wellington Region (71.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2018, the number of people employed in South Wairarapa District showed an increase of 1,140 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 96 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,236 persons, or 26.4%.

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