Employment in Porirua City
This page provides information about employment in Porirua City and its key sectors.
The latest Statistics New Zealand estimate of the number of people working in Porirua is more than 15,250. That, coupled with the fact that just 20 minutes drive from Porirua lies Wellington City, the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast, means there are plenty of employment opportunities across a wide range of sectors both within Porirua and an easy commute away.
The industry employing the largest number of people is the education industry. The City is home to Whitireia Community Polytechnic as well as a campus of Te Wananga O Aotearoa and a number of secondary schools, primary schools and early childhood facilities.
The business services industry employs the next largest number of people (which includes business administration and management, scientific research, contracting staff, cleaning, accounting, computer and data processing, consultant engineer, advertising and legal services among others), followed by health services and construction trade services.
The 10 industries employing the most people are listed below:
- Business services
- Health services
- Construction trade services
- Personal and household good retailing
- Food retailing
- Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
- General construction
- Petroleum, coal and associated product manufacturing
- Government administration
Links to more information
Porirua City Council links:
- Seek - New Zealand employment website