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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the Hutt City than any other occupation in 2013.

The Hutt City'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 Hutt City'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
Hutt City20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers7,20915.416.77,18214.516.2+27
Professionals11,27724.128.610,12520.525.8+1,152
Technicians and trades workers5,26511.29.66,07512.310.6-810
Community and personal service workers3,7748.18.63,6937.57.8+81
Clerical and administrative workers6,67214.212.97,81815.814.3-1,146
Sales workers4,2249.08.44,93510.09.2-711
Machinery operators and drivers2,3375.03.42,9586.04.1-621
Labourers3,4777.46.73,9067.97.1-429
Not stated / included2,5895.55.22,7065.54.8-117

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, Hutt City: 15.4% Professionals, Hutt City: 24.1% Technicians and trades workers, Hutt City: 11.2% Community and personal service workers, Hutt City: 8.1% Clerical and administrative workers, Hutt City: 14.2% Sales workers, Hutt City: 9.0% Machinery operators and drivers, Hutt City: 5.0% Labourers, Hutt City: 7.4% Not stated / included, Hutt City: 5.5%
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, Hutt City: +27 Professionals, Hutt City: +1,152 Technicians and trades workers, Hutt City: -810 Community and personal service workers, Hutt City: +81 Clerical and administrative workers, Hutt City: -1,146 Sales workers, Hutt City: -711 Machinery operators and drivers, Hutt City: -621 Labourers, Hutt City: -429 Not stated / included, Hutt City: -117
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 Hutt City in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (11,277 people or 24.1%)
  • Managers (7,209 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (6,672 people or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 25,158 people in total or 53.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 28.6% in Professionals; 16.7% in Managers; and 12.9% in Clerical and administrative workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery operators and drivers (5.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and trades workers (11.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and administrative workers (14.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (24.1% compared to 28.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hutt City decreased by 2,574 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+1,152 persons)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (-1,146 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (-810 persons)
  • Sales workers (-711 persons)

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