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Kāpiti Coast District

Occupation of workforce

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

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Kāpiti Coast 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 Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers2,29517.617.62,07917.517.6+216
Professionals2,64020.329.62,34919.727.7+291
Technicians and trades workers1,51511.69.01,43412.09.6+81
Community and personal service workers1,51811.78.51,22410.37.7+294
Clerical and administrative workers1,46111.213.41,47912.415.3-18
Sales workers1,60812.38.51,52112.89.2+87
Machinery operators and drivers4083.13.23603.03.5+48
Labourers1,2309.46.51,1679.86.7+63
Not stated / included3542.73.82882.42.6+66

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, Kāpiti Coast District: 17.6% Professionals, Kāpiti Coast District: 20.3% Technicians and trades workers, Kāpiti Coast District: 11.6% Community and personal service workers, Kāpiti Coast District: 11.7% Clerical and administrative workers, Kāpiti Coast District: 11.2% Sales workers, Kāpiti Coast District: 12.3% Machinery operators and drivers, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.1% Labourers, Kāpiti Coast District: 9.4% Not stated / included, Kāpiti Coast District: 2.7%
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, Kāpiti Coast District: +216 Professionals, Kāpiti Coast District: +291 Technicians and trades workers, Kāpiti Coast District: +81 Community and personal service workers, Kāpiti Coast District: +294 Clerical and administrative workers, Kāpiti Coast District: -18 Sales workers, Kāpiti Coast District: +87 Machinery operators and drivers, Kāpiti Coast District: +48 Labourers, Kāpiti Coast District: +63 Not stated / included, Kāpiti Coast District: +66
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 Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,640 people or 20.3%)
  • Managers (2,295 people or 17.6%)
  • Sales workers (1,608 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,543 people in total or 50.2% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 29.6% in Professionals; 17.6% in Managers; and 8.5% in Sales workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as sales workers (12.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as community and personal service workers (11.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as labourers (9.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (20.3% compared to 29.6%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Kāpiti Coast District increased by 1,128 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Community and personal service workers (+294 people)
  • Professionals (+291 people)
  • Managers (+216 people)
  • Sales workers (+87 people)

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