Employment in Porirua City

This page provides information about employment in Porirua City and its key sectors.

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Managers discussing pumping issue at waste water treatment plant.

Lab technician performing tests.

Library educator reading book to children.

Employment situation

Infometrics Limited estimates that there are over 17,700 filled jobs in Porirua City. That, coupled with the fact that just 20 minute’s 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.

One of the top two industries in Porirua City which employs the most people, is the Education and Training 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.

Equally large is the Construction industry. Followed by the industries of Health Care and Social Assistance; Retail Trade; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The graph below shows the industries employing the most people in Porirua:

Graph showing industries employing the most people in Porirua.


Links to more information

Porirua City Council links:

External websites:

  • Seek - New Zealand employment website