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Kāpiti Coast District

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the Kāpiti Coast District than any other occupation in 2013.

The Kāpiti Coast 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 Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers3,87018.316.73,71118.216.2+159
Professionals4,98623.628.64,22120.625.8+765
Technicians and trades workers2,47811.79.62,67313.110.6-195
Community and personal service workers2,0739.88.61,8038.87.8+270
Clerical and administrative workers2,47511.712.92,58912.714.3-114
Sales workers2,0139.58.42,13910.59.2-126
Machinery operators and drivers6483.13.46873.44.1-39
Labourers1,5817.56.71,6568.17.1-75
Not stated / included9814.65.29634.74.8+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, Kāpiti Coast District: 18.3% Professionals, Kāpiti Coast District: 23.6% Technicians and trades workers, Kāpiti Coast District: 11.7% Community and personal service workers, Kāpiti Coast District: 9.8% Clerical and administrative workers, Kāpiti Coast District: 11.7% Sales workers, Kāpiti Coast District: 9.5% Machinery operators and drivers, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.1% Labourers, Kāpiti Coast District: 7.5% Not stated / included, Kāpiti Coast District: 4.6%
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, Kāpiti Coast District: +159 Professionals, Kāpiti Coast District: +765 Technicians and trades workers, Kāpiti Coast District: -195 Community and personal service workers, Kāpiti Coast District: +270 Clerical and administrative workers, Kāpiti Coast District: -114 Sales workers, Kāpiti Coast District: -126 Machinery operators and drivers, Kāpiti Coast District: -39 Labourers, Kāpiti Coast District: -75 Not stated / included, Kāpiti Coast 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 Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,986 people or 23.6%)
  • Managers (3,870 people or 18.3%)
  • Technicians and trades workers (2,478 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,334 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 9.6% in Technicians and trades workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and trades workers (11.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (18.3% compared to 16.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and personal service workers (9.8% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (23.6% compared to 28.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Kāpiti Coast District increased by 663 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+765 persons)
  • Community and personal service workers (+270 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (-195 persons)
  • Managers (+159 persons)

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