Derived from the Census questions:
'In the 7 days that ended on Sunday March 3, which of these did you do?
- worked for pay, profit or income for an hour or more
- worked in a family business or family farm without pay
- I work in a job, business or farm, but I was not working last week for some reason
- None of these - Did you look for paid work in the last 4 weeks?'
Employment statistics are an important indicator of the socio-economic status of Māori communities. They represent the share of the population that is employed full-time, part-time or unemployed, as well as changes over time in the labour force. A number of factors influence employment status, such as:
- the age structure of the population, 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.
From the viewpoint of social development, earnings from paid work is a major influence on the level of economic well-being.
Census employment status data should be looked at in conjunction with Income Sources, Individual Income, Occupation and Educational Qualifications data to identify the relative socio-economic status of the community.
The data presented is for the population aged over 15.
|Labour force status|
|New Zealand - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Labour force status||Number of Māori within New Zealand||% of Māori within New Zealand||New Zealand Māori population %||Number of Māori within New Zealand||% of Māori within New Zealand||New Zealand Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Total labour force||306,246||100.0||100.0||299,904||100.0||100.0||+6,342||154|
|Not in labour force||141,261||31.6||31.6||122,073||28.9||28.9||+19,188||155|
|Total aged 15+||447,507||100.0||100.0||421,977||100.0||100.0||+25,530||156|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
There were no major differences between the labour force status of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population in 2013.
The largest changes in the labour force status of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:
- Not in labour forces (+19,188 people)
- Unemployeds (+13,650 people)
- Employed Full-times (-8,010 people)
- Employed Part-times (+702 people)