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Ahuriri Ward

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Ahuriri Ward than any other occupation in 2013.

Ahuriri Ward'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 Ahuriri Ward'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
Ahuriri Ward20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Napier City %Number%Napier City %2006 to 2013
Managers93018.514.492717.213.5+3
Professionals1,30526.019.51,18822.116.3+117
Technicians and trades workers51610.311.959711.112.7-81
Community and personal service workers4418.810.54418.29.20
Clerical and administrative workers53110.611.160311.211.8-72
Sales workers3937.88.95049.49.7-111
Machinery operators and drivers2314.66.22614.86.4-30
Labourers4689.312.855810.413.3-90
Not stated / included2044.14.73065.77.0-102

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, 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% Managers, Ahuriri Ward: 18.5% Professionals, Ahuriri Ward: 26.0% Technicians and trades workers, Ahuriri Ward: 10.3% Community and personal service workers, Ahuriri Ward: 8.8% Clerical and administrative workers, Ahuriri Ward: 10.6% Sales workers, Ahuriri Ward: 7.8% Machinery operators and drivers, Ahuriri Ward: 4.6% Labourers, Ahuriri Ward: 9.3% Not stated / included, Ahuriri Ward: 4.1%
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, Ahuriri Ward: +3 Professionals, Ahuriri Ward: +117 Technicians and trades workers, Ahuriri Ward: -81 Community and personal service workers, Ahuriri Ward: 0 Clerical and administrative workers, Ahuriri Ward: -72 Sales workers, Ahuriri Ward: -111 Machinery operators and drivers, Ahuriri Ward: -30 Labourers, Ahuriri Ward: -90 Not stated / included, Ahuriri Ward: -102
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 Ahuriri Ward in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,305 people or 26.0%)
  • Managers (930 people or 18.5%)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (531 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,766 people in total or 55.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Napier City employed 19.5% in Professionals; 14.4% in Managers; and 11.1% in Clerical and administrative workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Ahuriri Ward and the Napier City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (26.0% compared to 19.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (18.5% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (9.3% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and personal service workers (8.8% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ahuriri Ward decreased by 366 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+117 persons)
  • Sales workers (-111 persons)
  • Labourers (-90 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (-81 persons)

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