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Occupation of employment

There were more managers in the Carterton District than any other occupation in 2013.

The Carterton District's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating the Carterton District's socio-economic status and skill base. 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.

Derived from the 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'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Carterton District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers87321.516.774420.616.2+129
Professionals70817.428.652214.425.8+186
Technicians and trades workers44110.99.645612.610.6-15
Community and personal service workers3368.38.62827.87.8+54
Clerical and administrative workers42910.612.936610.114.3+63
Sales workers3007.48.42677.49.2+33
Machinery operators and drivers2135.23.42316.44.1-18
Labourers59414.66.756415.67.1+30
Not stated / included1684.15.21865.14.8-18

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2013
Occupation of employment, 2013 Managers, Wellington Region: 16.7% Professionals, Wellington Region: 28.6% Technicians and trades workers, Wellington Region: 9.6% Community and personal service workers, Wellington Region: 8.6% Clerical and administrative workers, Wellington Region: 12.9% Sales workers, Wellington Region: 8.4% Machinery operators and drivers, Wellington Region: 3.4% Labourers, Wellington Region: 6.7% Not stated / included, Wellington Region: 5.2% Managers, Carterton District: 21.5% Professionals, Carterton District: 17.4% Technicians and trades workers, Carterton District: 10.9% Community and personal service workers, Carterton District: 8.3% Clerical and administrative workers, Carterton District: 10.6% Sales workers, Carterton District: 7.4% Machinery operators and drivers, Carterton District: 5.2% Labourers, Carterton District: 14.6% Not stated / included, Carterton District: 4.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2013
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2013 Managers, Carterton District: +129 Professionals, Carterton District: +186 Technicians and trades workers, Carterton District: -15 Community and personal service workers, Carterton District: +54 Clerical and administrative workers, Carterton District: +63 Sales workers, Carterton District: +33 Machinery operators and drivers, Carterton District: -18 Labourers, Carterton District: +30 Not stated / included, Carterton District: -18
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Carterton District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (873 people or 21.5%)
  • Professionals (708 people or 17.4%)
  • Labourers (594 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,175 people in total or 53.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 16.7% in Managers; 28.6% in Professionals; and 6.7% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Carterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (14.6% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (21.5% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.4% compared to 28.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and administrative workers (10.6% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Carterton District increased by 444 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2013 in the Carterton District were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+186 persons)
  • Managers (+129 persons)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (+63 persons)
  • Community and personal service workers (+54 persons)

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