Story: Population change

Shoe-factory staff, Wellington, 1930s

The growth of urbanisation in New Zealand was influenced by labour-force distribution. Pākehā workers were increasingly employed in the urban-based secondary (manufacturing) and tertiary (service) sectors. These were larger than the rural-based primary (farming, forestry and mining) sector in employment terms by the 1920s. These people worked for shoe manufacturer R. Hannah and Co in Wellington in the 1930s. Scroll to the right to see the entire photograph.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Ian Pool, 'Population change - Pākehā geographic distribution and labour force', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/28738/shoe-factory-staff-wellington-1930s (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by Ian Pool, published 5 May 2011