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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the Napier City than any other occupation in 2013.

The Napier City'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 Napier City'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
Napier City20132006Change
OccupationNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Managers3,71714.417.83,73213.517.1-15
Professionals5,06119.521.34,50616.318.9+555
Technicians and trades workers3,09311.911.43,50412.712.2-411
Community and personal service workers2,72710.58.52,5419.27.9+186
Clerical and administrative workers2,86811.111.43,24311.812.1-375
Sales workers2,3018.98.82,6859.79.4-384
Machinery operators and drivers1,5966.25.21,7736.45.8-177
Labourers3,30912.810.53,65713.311.0-348
Not stated / included1,2244.75.01,9207.05.7-696

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, New Zealand: 17.8% Professionals, New Zealand: 21.3% Technicians and trades workers, New Zealand: 11.4% Community and personal service workers, New Zealand: 8.5% Clerical and administrative workers, New Zealand: 11.4% Sales workers, New Zealand: 8.8% Machinery operators and drivers, New Zealand: 5.2% Labourers, New Zealand: 10.5% Not stated / included, New Zealand: 5.0% Managers, Napier City: 14.4% Professionals, Napier City: 19.5% Technicians and trades workers, Napier City: 11.9% Community and personal service workers, Napier City: 10.5% Clerical and administrative workers, Napier City: 11.1% Sales workers, Napier City: 8.9% Machinery operators and drivers, Napier City: 6.2% Labourers, Napier City: 12.8% Not stated / included, Napier City: 4.7%
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, Napier City: -15 Professionals, Napier City: +555 Technicians and trades workers, Napier City: -411 Community and personal service workers, Napier City: +186 Clerical and administrative workers, Napier City: -375 Sales workers, Napier City: -384 Machinery operators and drivers, Napier City: -177 Labourers, Napier City: -348 Not stated / included, Napier City: -696
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 Napier City in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,061 people or 19.5%)
  • Managers (3,717 people or 14.4%)
  • Labourers (3,309 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,087 people in total or 46.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the New Zealand employed 21.3% in Professionals; 17.8% in Managers; and 10.5% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Napier City and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (12.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and personal service workers (10.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (14.4% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (19.5% compared to 21.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Napier City decreased by 1,665 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+555 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (-411 persons)
  • Sales workers (-384 persons)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (-375 persons)

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