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Occupation of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Far North 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 Far North District will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Far North 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 Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Managers4,17621.420.24,26023.521.8-84
Professionals3,54018.119.23,02416.717.5+516
Technicians and trades workers1,9179.811.01,99511.012.0-78
Community and personal service workers1,9029.79.21,5938.88.2+309
Clerical and administrative workers2,13310.911.31,96510.911.9+168
Sales workers1,7198.88.61,5188.49.1+201
Machinery operators and drivers8074.14.87113.94.7+96
Labourers2,65213.612.72,38813.211.9+264
Not stated / included6723.43.06483.63.0+24

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, Northland Region: 20.2% Professionals, Northland Region: 19.2% Technicians and trades workers, Northland Region: 11.0% Community and personal service workers, Northland Region: 9.2% Clerical and administrative workers, Northland Region: 11.3% Sales workers, Northland Region: 8.6% Machinery operators and drivers, Northland Region: 4.8% Labourers, Northland Region: 12.7% Not stated / included, Northland Region: 3.0% Managers, Far North District: 21.4% Professionals, Far North District: 18.1% Technicians and trades workers, Far North District: 9.8% Community and personal service workers, Far North District: 9.7% Clerical and administrative workers, Far North District: 10.9% Sales workers, Far North District: 8.8% Machinery operators and drivers, Far North District: 4.1% Labourers, Far North District: 13.6% Not stated / included, Far North District: 3.4%
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, Far North District: -84 Professionals, Far North District: +516 Technicians and trades workers, Far North District: -78 Community and personal service workers, Far North District: +309 Clerical and administrative workers, Far North District: +168 Sales workers, Far North District: +201 Machinery operators and drivers, Far North District: +96 Labourers, Far North District: +264 Not stated / included, Far North District: +24
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 Far North District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (4,176 people or 21.4%)
  • Professionals (3,540 people or 18.1%)
  • Labourers (2,652 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,368 people in total or 53.1% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Northland Region employed 20.2% in Managers; 19.2% in Professionals; and 12.7% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Far North District and the Northland Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as managers (21.4% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as technicians and trades workers (9.8% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (18.1% compared to 19.2%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Far North District increased by 1,416 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+516 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (+309 people)
  • Labourers (+264 people)
  • Sales workers (+201 people)

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