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Occupation of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Napier City 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 Napier City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Napier City;
  • 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 Napier City, 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
Napier City20132006Change
OccupationNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Managers3,36315.617.83,28515.217.1+78
Professionals4,28419.921.33,79517.618.9+489
Technicians and trades workers2,58612.011.42,80213.012.2-216
Community and personal service workers2,44211.48.52,1309.97.9+312
Clerical and administrative workers2,60112.111.42,94013.612.1-339
Sales workers2,20810.38.82,48711.59.4-279
Machinery operators and drivers1,1345.35.21,2305.75.8-96
Labourers2,31610.810.52,40611.111.0-90
Not stated / included5672.65.05282.45.7+39

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, 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: 15.6% Professionals, Napier City: 19.9% Technicians and trades workers, Napier City: 12.0% Community and personal service workers, Napier City: 11.4% Clerical and administrative workers, Napier City: 12.1% Sales workers, Napier City: 10.3% Machinery operators and drivers, Napier City: 5.3% Labourers, Napier City: 10.8% Not stated / included, Napier City: 2.6%
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, Napier City: +78 Professionals, Napier City: +489 Technicians and trades workers, Napier City: -216 Community and personal service workers, Napier City: +312 Clerical and administrative workers, Napier City: -339 Sales workers, Napier City: -279 Machinery operators and drivers, Napier City: -96 Labourers, Napier City: -90 Not stated / included, Napier City: +39
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 Napier City in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,284 people or 19.9%)
  • Managers (3,363 people or 15.6%)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (2,601 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,248 people in total or 47.7% of the workforce.

In comparison, the New Zealand employed 21.3% in Professionals; 17.8% in Managers; and 11.4% in Clerical and administrative workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Napier City and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as community and personal service workers (11.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as sales workers (10.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as managers (15.6% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (19.9% compared to 21.3%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Napier City decreased by 102 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+489 people)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (-339 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (+312 people)
  • Sales workers (-279 people)

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