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Occupation of workforce

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

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Porirua 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 Porirua 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
Porirua City20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers2,19615.617.61,96215.417.6+234
Professionals3,85527.429.63,27325.727.7+582
Technicians and trades workers1,3869.89.01,2369.79.6+150
Community and personal service workers1,60511.48.51,43111.27.7+174
Clerical and administrative workers1,56311.113.41,57812.415.3-15
Sales workers1,56311.18.51,62012.79.2-57
Machinery operators and drivers5523.93.24743.73.5+78
Labourers9036.46.58406.66.7+63
Not stated / included4653.33.83452.72.6+120

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, Porirua City: 15.6% Professionals, Porirua City: 27.4% Technicians and trades workers, Porirua City: 9.8% Community and personal service workers, Porirua City: 11.4% Clerical and administrative workers, Porirua City: 11.1% Sales workers, Porirua City: 11.1% Machinery operators and drivers, Porirua City: 3.9% Labourers, Porirua City: 6.4% Not stated / included, Porirua City: 3.3%
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, Porirua City: +234 Professionals, Porirua City: +582 Technicians and trades workers, Porirua City: +150 Community and personal service workers, Porirua City: +174 Clerical and administrative workers, Porirua City: -15 Sales workers, Porirua City: -57 Machinery operators and drivers, Porirua City: +78 Labourers, Porirua City: +63 Not stated / included, Porirua City: +120
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 Porirua City in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,855 people or 27.4%)
  • Managers (2,196 people or 15.6%)
  • Community and personal service workers (1,605 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,656 people in total or 54.3% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 29.6% in Professionals; 17.6% in Managers; and 8.5% in Community and personal service workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Porirua City and the Wellington Region 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 (11.1% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as clerical and administrative workers (11.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (27.4% compared to 29.6%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Porirua City increased by 1,329 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+582 people)
  • Managers (+234 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (+174 people)
  • Technicians and trades workers (+150 people)

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