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Wairoa DistrictCommunity profile

Wairoa District

Employment status

3,627 people living in Wairoa District in 2018 were employed, of which 73.9% worked full-time and 26.1% part-time.

Wairoa 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.

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Employment status
Wairoa District20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
Employed3,62788.894.73,18088.393.0+447
Employed full-time2,68265.672.52,38866.370.5+294
Employed part-time94523.122.279222.022.6+153
Total unemployed45911.25.342011.77.0+39
Total labour force4,086100.0100.03,600100.0100.0+486
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
Wairoa District20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
Total labour force4,08663.967.23,60060.662.4+486
Not in labour force2,31336.132.82,09735.332.8+216
Employment status unidentifiable------2464.14.8-246
Total population aged 15+6,399100.0100.05,943100.0100.0+456
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 Wairoa District's labour force in 2018 was 4,086 persons, of which 945 were employed part-time and 2,682 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Wairoa District in 2018 compared to Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 88.8% of the labour force was employed, and 11.2% unemployed, compared with 94.7% and 5.3% respectively for Hawke's Bay Region.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Wairoa District in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (63.9%) compared with Hawke's Bay Region (67.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Wairoa District showed an increase of 447 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 39 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 486 persons, or 13.5%.

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