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Whangarei District Council

Employment status

42,783 people living in Whangarei District Council in 2018 were employed, of which 75.8% worked full-time and 24.2% part-time.

Whangarei District Council'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.

Employment status
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Employment statusNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
Employed42,78392.794.232,32890.992.9+10,455
Employed full-time32,43070.372.924,44768.871.5+7,983
Employed part-time10,35322.421.37,88122.221.4+2,472
Total unemployed3,3547.35.83,2259.17.1+129
Total labour force46,137100.0100.035,553100.0100.0+10,584
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
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Labour force statusNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
Total labour force46,13764.268.735,55358.863.8+10,584
Not in labour force25,70435.831.321,13235.031.3+4,572
Employment status unidentifiable------3,7476.24.9-3,747
Total population aged 15+71,841100.0100.060,432100.0100.0+11,409
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 Whangarei District Council's labour force in 2018 was 46,137 persons, of which 10,353 were employed part-time and 32,430 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Whangarei District Council in 2018 compared to New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.7% of the labour force was employed, and 7.3% unemployed, compared with 94.2% and 5.8% respectively for New Zealand.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Whangarei District Council in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (64.2%) compared with New Zealand (68.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Whangarei District Council showed an increase of 10,455 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 129 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 10,584 persons, or 29.8%.

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