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Workers' place of residence

In 2018, of the 137,007 people who worked in the Wellington City, 102,846 or 75.1% also lived in the area.

Understanding where workers in an area come from is important information for Local Government. It assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. It also helps to clarify the economic and employment drivers across areas. Areas with a high proportion of workers living locally may be large, city-sized TAs, or have a diverse range of jobs available which suit the occupation and education level of the local residents. Areas with most workers commuting in from other areas may be central city areas with more jobs than residents, or have an economic base that is not served by the skillset of local residents.

The data that are presented below are based on the 2018 Census Question: 'In the jobs that you worked the most hours in, during the 7 days to Sunday 4 March 2018, did you work at home, or work away from home?'. If the 'away from home' response is chosen, the question asked 'Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

This dataset is then cross-tabulated with the person's current usual residential address to create a matrix of home to work, with the focus of the analysis on the work destination. All people in this table had a work destination in the Wellington City, and the table breaks down their area of usual residence.

Derived from the Census:

'In that job, did you mostly? Work at home or work away from home. Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

Employed persons aged 15 year and over

Overview
Residential location of workers
Wellington City2018
Number%
Live and work within the City102,84675.1
Live outside, but work within the City34,16124.9

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of workers, 2018
Residential location of workers, 2018 Live outside, but work within the City, Wellington City: 24.9% Live and work within the City, Wellington City: 75.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and
Dwellings, 2018.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by TAs
Residential locations of workers by TAs, 2018
Wellington City
Residential location of workers by TAs
Wellington City2018
Number%
Lower Hutt City13,72510.0
Porirua City8,1515.9
Upper Hutt City4,6443.4
Kapiti Coast District4,1973.1
Auckland7260.5
South Wairarapa District6810.5
Horowhenua District2880.2
Carterton District2730.2
Masterton District2610.2
Palmerston North City1440.1
Christchurch City1320.1
Dunedin City780.1
Hastings District690.1
Tauranga City570.0
Nelson City570.0
New Plymouth District510.0
Manawatu District480.0
Marlborough District480.0
Tasman District450.0
Napier City450.0
Whanganui District420.0
Hamilton City360.0
Rotorua District270.0
Selwyn District270.0
Taupo District240.0
Waikato District240.0
Far North District210.0
Queenstown-Lakes District210.0
Gisborne District180.0
Waimakariri District180.0
Western Bay of Plenty District150.0
Rangitikei District150.0
Tararua District120.0
Whangarei District120.0
Waipa District120.0
Invercargill City120.0
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes areas with fewer than 10 workers.

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