What are our occupations? (Occupation)
Derived from the two Census questions, "In the job that you worked the most hours in, what was your occupation?" and "In that job, what tasks or duties did you spend the most time on?"
Relates only to persons aged 15 years or more.
The Occupation data identifies the occupations in which the residents of Springvale East work (this may be within the residing area or elsewhere). The occupational structure of the work force is an important indicator of the characteristics of the labour force. With other indicators, such as Qualifications and Income statistics, Occupation is a key component of evaluating the socio-economic status and skill base of Springvale East. The occupations held by a workforce are linked to a range of factors including:
- the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area;
- the educational qualification levels of the population; and
- the working and social aspirations of the population.
Occupations are classified using a combination of skill level and skill specialisation to form meaningful groups. The 2006 Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) provides the current framework for occupation classification in New Zealand. This classification provides a contemporary occupation classification system. As this is a new classification only 2006 data is available.
Time series occupation data (based on the NZCO 99 classification) is available in the tab above named Time series occupation categories.
|Occupation, 2006 ANZSCO|
|Usual residence||number||%||Wanganui District %
|Technicians and trades workers||90||10.7||12.6
|Community and personal service workers||72||8.6||10.2
|Clerical and administrative workers||129||15.4||10.3
|Machinery operators and drivers||36||4.3||5.7
|Not elsewhere included||45||5.4||8.1
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006.
Please refer to the specific data notes for more information.
This data describes the occupations of employed people. It applies only to people aged 15 and over who were employed in the week prior to Census.
Data for occupation are coded using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). The occupation classification is updated periodically to take account of emerging occupation groups and changes to the structure of the labour force.
Data are presented for the broad occupation groupings. For 2006 these were coded using ANZSCO, the most recent classification. These are presented in profile.id® where no time series is required (on the first tab). For time series, the data are presented using the older ASCO 2nd edition classification, to ensure data comparability. See 'Time Series Occupation Categories'.
For more information please refer to the ANZSCO classification.
An analysis of occupation data for Springvale East residents in 2006 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (189 people or 22.5%)
- Managers (132 people or 15.7%)
- Clerical and administrative workers (129 people or 15.4%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 450 people in total or 53.6% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, 16.7% of Wanganui District's residents were employed as Professionals; 13.5% as Managers; and 10.3% as Clerical and administrative workers.
The major differences between the occupations held by Springvale East and Wanganui District residents were:
- A larger percentage of Professionals (22.5% compared to 16.7%);
- A larger percentage of Clerical and administrative workers (15.4% compared to 10.3%);
- A larger percentage of Managers (15.7% compared to 13.5%), and;
- A smaller percentage of Labourers (8.6% compared to 13.9%).