Porirua Statistics and Monitoring

This section describes the wide range of statistical information and profiles on Porirua from external and internal sources. 

As well as publishing this information for use by the public, it is used by the Council to inform its planning processes and to monitor the progress the city is making.  The information sources are listed below, along with other web site links relevant to Porirua. 

Porirua City Quarterly Economic Monitor

Produced by Infometrics, the Quarterly Economic Monitor provides an in-depth description of Porirua’s economic performance. It monitors quarterly statistics on GDP, traffic, consents, house prices, house sales, guest nights, retail sales, vehicle registrations, unemployment rates, migration and jobseeker numbers.

Click to view Quarterly Economic Monitor.

A pdf summary of the Quarterly Economic Monitor is also available below:

Porirua City Economic Profile

Produced by Infometrics, the Economic Profile gives insight into Porirua's economic structure and performance over the past year and previous years. See detailed insights into Porirua’s GDP, industry structures, employment, productivity, population, business types, living standard indicators, workforce skillset, and tourist numbers.

Click to view Economic Profile.

Quickstats About Porirua

Produced by Statistics NZ, quickstats provides the latest census data on Porirua on a range of topics including (but not limited to): population and dwellings, age and sex, cultural diversity, education, work and housing.

ID.Porirua Community Profile

This community profile of Porirua City by ID. provides Census statistics on a range of topics about Porirua.  Data can be compared against the average for the Wellington Region or the New Zealand average.  2013 census data is compared against 2006 census data.  Data can also be found at suburban levels, that is, using Census Area Units (CAUs).

Infometrics Community Profile

This community profile of Porirua City uses census data and has been prepared by Infometrics.  Similar to the ID.Community Profile, census data can be manipulated to meet user needs. The profile enables users to view data on Porirua down to Census Area Unit level and compared units against each other, against the region or the New Zealand average.

FACS Porirua Community Profile

The Greater Wellington Community Response Forum (Family and Community Services -FACS) has put together statistical profiles for the cities in the region. The Porirua City Community Profile (February 2012) provides demographic information as well as statistics on youth, older people, health, economic wellbeing, housing, education and justice. Scroll down to find the Porirua profile.

Third Sector Profile

The Third Sector Profile is an in-depth study into the contribution the not-for-profit sector and volunteering makes to Porirua City’s economy. The Profile increases understanding of the sector and provides the mechanism for prioritising need, monitoring progress, making decisions about where to allocate resources, and exploring ways to grow a vital sector in our city.

Annual Porirua Residents' Survey

Each year the Council commissions a survey of 400 face-to-face interviews with Porirua residents to determine levels of satisfaction, use and importance of a wide range of Council services and facilities and overall performance. 

Porirua Economic Bulletin

The Together "Grow Porirua…" Economic Bulletin is a quarterly bulletin produced to promote economic development in Porirua and to keep local business community inform about the economic climate in Porirua City. 

Quality of Life Project

The Quality of Life Project gathers a wide range of information about life and wellbeing in a range of New Zealand cities, including Porirua.  Porirua has been a participant in the Quality of Life Survey since 2008. 

Annual Report  

The Annual Report reports on the Council's financial and service performance as an organisation. It includes information on the Council's performance in its activities and services.

Wellington Regional Genuine Progress Index (WR-GRI)

Greater Wellington Regional Council and all the Councils in the Wellington Region have developed a new holistic measurement tool - the Wellington Region Genuine Progess Index (WR - GPI). The GPI covers the four aspects of wellbeing: economic, environmental, social and cultural. Sets of indicators for each type of wellbeing are collected and integrated to give a picture of overall regional wellbeing. The development of the WR - GPI is part of the Wellington Regional Strategy (WRS) - a growth strategy developed by the regions nine councils in conjunction with central government and the regions' business, education, research and voluntary sector interests.

Historic Data

City Profile 2006

The City Profile 2006 is a statistical snapshot of demographic, economic and social aspects of Porirua from Statistics New Zealand’s 2006 Census results.

Community Outcomes Report

The Council was previously required to monitor the community’s progress toward achieving community outcomes. Porirua City Wellbeing 2007: community outcomes monitoring report was released in November 2007 and uses information gathered from the sources listed on this page along with a wide range of other information from other agencies and the community. It provides interesting background.

LTP 2012-22 Population Data for Porirua City

The LTP 2012-22 Population Data for Porirua City updates population data that supported the development of the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2012-22 and the development and updating of:

  • Forecast planning assumptions – general, growth and demand, financial, and activity level planning;
  • Asset Management Plans;
  • the Statutory Policy on Development and Financial Contributions.

Population data is an important part of the forecast and planning assumption information and includes: resident population, population projections, births and deaths, migration, age structure and number of households.