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Occupation of employment

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

The Masterton 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 Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers1,83316.916.71,71615.716.2+117
Professionals1,87817.328.61,74616.025.8+132
Technicians and trades workers1,33812.39.61,41312.910.6-75
Community and personal service workers1,0329.58.69278.57.8+105
Clerical and administrative workers1,0539.712.91,19710.914.3-144
Sales workers9939.28.41,0299.49.2-36
Machinery operators and drivers5705.33.46425.94.1-72
Labourers1,60514.86.71,71915.77.1-114
Not stated / included5344.95.25465.04.8-12

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, Masterton District: 16.9% Professionals, Masterton District: 17.3% Technicians and trades workers, Masterton District: 12.3% Community and personal service workers, Masterton District: 9.5% Clerical and administrative workers, Masterton District: 9.7% Sales workers, Masterton District: 9.2% Machinery operators and drivers, Masterton District: 5.3% Labourers, Masterton District: 14.8% Not stated / included, Masterton District: 4.9%
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, Masterton District: +117 Professionals, Masterton District: +132 Technicians and trades workers, Masterton District: -75 Community and personal service workers, Masterton District: +105 Clerical and administrative workers, Masterton District: -144 Sales workers, Masterton District: -36 Machinery operators and drivers, Masterton District: -72 Labourers, Masterton District: -114 Not stated / included, Masterton District: -12
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 Masterton District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,878 people or 17.3%)
  • Managers (1,833 people or 16.9%)
  • Labourers (1,605 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,316 people in total or 49.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 28.6% in Professionals; 16.7% in Managers; and 6.7% in Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (14.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and trades workers (12.3% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.3% compared to 28.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and administrative workers (9.7% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Masterton District decreased by 99 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Clerical and administrative workers (-144 persons)
  • Professionals (+132 persons)
  • Managers (+117 persons)
  • Labourers (-114 persons)

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