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Occupation of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Carterton District were employed as managers than any other occupation.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the workforce and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the workforce in Carterton District will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Carterton District;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level of the workforce;
  • The economic role of the area – providing employment for people from elsewhere or mainly serving the local residents.

For a more complete workforce analysis for Carterton District, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Workforce Industries, Workforce Level of Qualification and Workforce Field of Qualification, as well as the Occupations of the residents.

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'

Workforce, by place of work, regardless of residence

Workforce occupation of employment
Carterton District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers71123.717.661522.917.6+96
Professionals37512.529.631511.727.7+60
Technicians and trades workers33311.19.030011.29.6+33
Community and personal service workers2076.98.51746.57.7+33
Clerical and administrative workers2919.713.426710.015.3+24
Sales workers1715.78.51927.29.2-21
Machinery operators and drivers2408.03.21897.03.5+51
Labourers55818.66.552819.76.7+30
Not stated / included1083.63.81023.82.6+6

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

Workforce occupation of employment, 2013
Workforce occupation of employment, 2013 Managers, Wellington Region: 17.6% Professionals, Wellington Region: 29.6% Technicians and trades workers, Wellington Region: 9.0% Community and personal service workers, Wellington Region: 8.5% Clerical and administrative workers, Wellington Region: 13.4% Sales workers, Wellington Region: 8.5% Machinery operators and drivers, Wellington Region: 3.2% Labourers, Wellington Region: 6.5% Not stated / included, Wellington Region: 3.8% Managers, Carterton District: 23.7% Professionals, Carterton District: 12.5% Technicians and trades workers, Carterton District: 11.1% Community and personal service workers, Carterton District: 6.9% Clerical and administrative workers, Carterton District: 9.7% Sales workers, Carterton District: 5.7% Machinery operators and drivers, Carterton District: 8.0% Labourers, Carterton District: 18.6% Not stated / included, Carterton District: 3.6%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce occupation of employment, 2006 to 2013
Change in workforce occupation of employment, 2006 to 2013 Managers, Carterton District: +96 Professionals, Carterton District: +60 Technicians and trades workers, Carterton District: +33 Community and personal service workers, Carterton District: +33 Clerical and administrative workers, Carterton District: +24 Sales workers, Carterton District: -21 Machinery operators and drivers, Carterton District: +51 Labourers, Carterton District: +30 Not stated / included, Carterton District: +6
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 workforce in Carterton District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (711 people or 23.7%)
  • Labourers (558 people or 18.6%)
  • Professionals (375 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,644 people in total or 54.9% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 17.6% in Managers; 6.5% in Labourers; and 29.6% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Carterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as labourers (18.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as managers (23.7% compared to 17.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as machinery operators and drivers (8.0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (12.5% compared to 29.6%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Carterton District increased by 312 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Managers (+96 people)
  • Professionals (+60 people)
  • Machinery operators and drivers (+51 people)

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