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Occupation of workforce

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

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Masterton 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 Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers1,69817.317.61,58417.017.6+114
Professionals1,97720.129.61,79719.327.7+180
Technicians and trades workers1,09811.29.01,11612.09.6-18
Community and personal service workers1,02010.48.58769.47.7+144
Clerical and administrative workers1,07110.913.41,19412.815.3-123
Sales workers1,05310.78.599610.79.2+57
Machinery operators and drivers4084.23.23904.23.5+18
Labourers1,26612.96.51,16412.56.7+102
Not stated / included2372.43.82162.32.6+21

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, Masterton District: 17.3% Professionals, Masterton District: 20.1% Technicians and trades workers, Masterton District: 11.2% Community and personal service workers, Masterton District: 10.4% Clerical and administrative workers, Masterton District: 10.9% Sales workers, Masterton District: 10.7% Machinery operators and drivers, Masterton District: 4.2% Labourers, Masterton District: 12.9% Not stated / included, Masterton District: 2.4%
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, Masterton District: +114 Professionals, Masterton District: +180 Technicians and trades workers, Masterton District: -18 Community and personal service workers, Masterton District: +144 Clerical and administrative workers, Masterton District: -123 Sales workers, Masterton District: +57 Machinery operators and drivers, Masterton District: +18 Labourers, Masterton District: +102 Not stated / included, Masterton District: +21
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 Masterton District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,977 people or 20.1%)
  • Managers (1,698 people or 17.3%)
  • Labourers (1,266 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,941 people in total or 50.3% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 29.6% in Professionals; 17.6% in Managers; and 6.5% in Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as labourers (12.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as technicians and trades workers (11.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (20.1% compared to 29.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as clerical and administrative workers (10.9% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Masterton District increased by 495 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+180 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (+144 people)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (-123 people)
  • Managers (+114 people)

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