Porirua Statistics and Monitoring

This section describes a range of statistical information on our City. We use this information to help with our planning and decision making and to monitor the progress the city is making. 

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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.

Historic Data

Third Sector Profile 2012

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.