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Occupation of employment

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

The Porirua 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 Porirua 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
Porirua City20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers3,77716.216.73,41415.116.2+363
Professionals5,61624.228.64,75221.125.8+864
Technicians and trades workers2,2449.79.62,43010.810.6-186
Community and personal service workers2,2659.78.61,9778.87.8+288
Clerical and administrative workers3,06913.212.93,30014.614.3-231
Sales workers1,9298.38.42,1219.49.2-192
Machinery operators and drivers1,0174.43.41,2215.44.1-204
Labourers1,9118.26.71,9808.87.1-69
Not stated / included1,4166.15.21,3476.04.8+69

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, Porirua City: 16.2% Professionals, Porirua City: 24.2% Technicians and trades workers, Porirua City: 9.7% Community and personal service workers, Porirua City: 9.7% Clerical and administrative workers, Porirua City: 13.2% Sales workers, Porirua City: 8.3% Machinery operators and drivers, Porirua City: 4.4% Labourers, Porirua City: 8.2% Not stated / included, Porirua City: 6.1%
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, Porirua City: +363 Professionals, Porirua City: +864 Technicians and trades workers, Porirua City: -186 Community and personal service workers, Porirua City: +288 Clerical and administrative workers, Porirua City: -231 Sales workers, Porirua City: -192 Machinery operators and drivers, Porirua City: -204 Labourers, Porirua City: -69 Not stated / included, Porirua City: +69
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 Porirua City in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,616 people or 24.2%)
  • Managers (3,777 people or 16.2%)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (3,069 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,462 people in total or 53.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 28.6% in Professionals; 16.7% in Managers; and 12.9% in Clerical and administrative workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Porirua City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (8.2% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and personal service workers (9.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (24.2% compared to 28.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Porirua City increased by 702 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+864 persons)
  • Managers (+363 persons)
  • Community and personal service workers (+288 persons)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (-231 persons)

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