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South WairarapaCommunity profile

Featherston

Employment status

1,191 people living in Featherston in 2018 were employed, of which 77.6% worked full-time and 22.4% part-time.

Featherston'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
Featherston20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%South Wairarapa District %Number%South Wairarapa District %2013 to 2018
Employed1,19191.796.01,00289.594.8+189
Employed full-time92471.171.676568.469.9+159
Employed part-time26720.624.423721.225.0+30
Total unemployed1088.34.011710.55.2-9
Total labour force1,299100.0100.01,119100.0100.0+180
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
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Labour force status
Featherston20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%South Wairarapa District %Number%South Wairarapa District %2013 to 2018
Total labour force1,29964.368.41,11961.165.8+180
Not in labour force72035.731.665135.630.5+69
Employment status unidentifiable------603.33.7-60
Total population aged 15+2,019100.0100.01,830100.0100.0+189
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 Featherston's labour force in 2018 was 1,299 persons, of which 267 were employed part-time and 924 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Featherston in 2018 compared to South Wairarapa District shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 91.7% of the labour force was employed, and 8.3% unemployed, compared with 96.0% and 4.0% respectively for South Wairarapa District.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Featherston in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (64.3%) compared with South Wairarapa District (68.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Featherston showed an increase of 189 persons and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 9 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 180 persons, or 16.1%.

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