Wellington is world’s coolest (little) capital
New Zealand’s capital city has been named as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’.
Wellington is a city with a population of just under 200,000, centered on the southernmost area of North Island.
Wellington is a city of cultural distinction and opportunities that welcomes migrants and strives to ensure their success. Statistics from Immigration New Zealand indicate that one in four people living in the Wellington region has been born overseas. The region is attractive to migrants due to the fact that it offers a wide range of employment opportunities but is restrained by having an ageing workforce.
Around 77% of jobs are found in Wellington City, and it is popular to commute to the city from surrounding areas such as Porirua, the Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, and Upper Hutt.
Business services such as finance, accounting, banking, HR and sales form the largest employment sector in Wellington, employing over 21% of the workforce.
Other major industries include government, education, construction, engineering, health, trades and ICT.