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Upper Hutt City

Industry of workforce

In 2018, more of the workforce in Upper Hutt City was employed in public administration and safety than any other industry.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Upper Hutt City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local specialist industries. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing.

When viewed in conjunction with Workforce Occupation, Workforce Level of Qualification and Workforce Field of Qualification, as well as the Industry of Employment of residents, this dataset can provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.


Derived from the Census question:

'What is the main activity of (your) business or employer.'

Workforce industry sector of employment
Upper Hutt City20182013Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1230.91.71201.12.7+3
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1050.80.9570.50.8+48
Wholesale trade4383.23.25405.13.3-102
Retail trade1,2399.18.11,20911.59.1+30
Accommodation and food services8256.16.56396.15.7+186
Transport, postal and warehousing3842.83.52462.33.3+138
Information media and telecommunications2281.72.71441.43.0+84
Financial and insurance services2251.74.11561.55.5+69
Rental, hiring and real estate services2311.71.62432.32.1-12
Professional, scientific and technical services1,1768.613.44984.712.7+678
Administrative and support services4623.44.42492.43.1+213
Public administration and safety2,27416.713.02,18720.811.9+87
Education and training1,1798.78.31,11310.69.0+66
Health care and social assistance1,2068.99.39188.79.5+288
Arts and recreation services2611.92.22132.02.4+48
Other services6124.53.84204.04.1+192
Not elsewhere included------1291.21.0--
Total people13,599100.0100.010,539100.0100.0+3,060
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating:(Industries) High
Stats NZ data quality rating (Workplace): Medium

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 "Not elsewhere included" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Upper Hutt City in 2018 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Public administration and safety (2,274 people or 16.7%)
  • Construction (1,554 people or 11.4%)
  • Retail trade (1,239 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,067 people in total or 37.3% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region employed 13.0% in Public administration and safety; 7.8% in Construction; and 8.1% in Retail trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Upper Hutt City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed in public administration and safety (16.7% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in construction (11.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in manufacturing (7.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in professional, scientific and technical services (8.6% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Upper Hutt City increased by 3,060 people between 2013 and 2018.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2013 and 2018 in Upper Hutt City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+873 people)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (+678 people)
  • Manufacturing (+291 people)
  • Health care and social assistance (+288 people)

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