Party of Labour?

The Herald has an interactive tool that allows you to compare what sort of people vote for which party – How New Zealanders vote. It combines data from the 2014 election results with census data.

You can compare one party with another, or one party against all others.

Comparing the Labour Party to all party votes (it isn’t clear but to the left is ‘other party’ and to the right is the Labour Party preferences):

VotingPreferencesLabourOther

This shows that ‘other party’ votes are more likely to be from all of the part-time employed, the full-time employed and the self employed.

So Labour does not appear to be the favoured party for the majority of workers.

Also interesting is that more full-time students favour other parties rather than Labour.