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Occupation of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Hutt City were employed as professionals 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 Hutt City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Hutt City;
  • 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 Hutt City, 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
Hutt City20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers6,02116.217.65,84715.817.6+174
Professionals8,72723.529.67,93821.527.7+789
Technicians and trades workers4,58712.39.04,78212.99.6-195
Community and personal service workers3,0188.18.52,6407.17.7+378
Clerical and administrative workers5,00713.513.45,70315.415.3-696
Sales workers3,86410.48.53,94510.79.2-81
Machinery operators and drivers2,0285.53.22,2896.23.5-261
Labourers2,6887.26.52,8117.66.7-123
Not stated / included1,2393.33.89722.62.6+267

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, Hutt City: 16.2% Professionals, Hutt City: 23.5% Technicians and trades workers, Hutt City: 12.3% Community and personal service workers, Hutt City: 8.1% Clerical and administrative workers, Hutt City: 13.5% Sales workers, Hutt City: 10.4% Machinery operators and drivers, Hutt City: 5.5% Labourers, Hutt City: 7.2% Not stated / included, Hutt City: 3.3%
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, Hutt City: +174 Professionals, Hutt City: +789 Technicians and trades workers, Hutt City: -195 Community and personal service workers, Hutt City: +378 Clerical and administrative workers, Hutt City: -696 Sales workers, Hutt City: -81 Machinery operators and drivers, Hutt City: -261 Labourers, Hutt City: -123 Not stated / included, Hutt City: +267
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 Hutt City in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (8,727 people or 23.5%)
  • Managers (6,021 people or 16.2%)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (5,007 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 19,755 people in total or 53.1% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 29.6% in Professionals; 17.6% in Managers; and 13.4% in Clerical and administrative workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as technicians and trades workers (12.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as machinery operators and drivers (5.5% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as sales workers (10.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (23.5% compared to 29.6%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Hutt City increased by 252 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+789 people)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (-696 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (+378 people)
  • Machinery operators and drivers (-261 people)

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