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Occupation of employment

There were more managers in the Ruapehu District than any other occupation in 2013.

The Ruapehu District'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 Ruapehu District'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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Managers1,21522.017.01,39821.316.5-183
Professionals67512.217.565410.015.6+21
Technicians and trades workers57310.411.369910.711.8-126
Community and personal service workers65111.810.691213.99.7-261
Clerical and administrative workers4087.410.55798.810.5-171
Sales workers3005.48.53695.68.8-69
Machinery operators and drivers3306.05.64086.26.2-78
Labourers98117.813.41,05016.013.2-69
Not stated / included3907.15.74927.57.8-102

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 17.0% Professionals, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 17.5% Technicians and trades workers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 11.3% Community and personal service workers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 10.6% Clerical and administrative workers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 10.5% Sales workers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 8.5% Machinery operators and drivers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.6% Labourers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 13.4% Not stated / included, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.7% Managers, Ruapehu District: 22.0% Professionals, Ruapehu District: 12.2% Technicians and trades workers, Ruapehu District: 10.4% Community and personal service workers, Ruapehu District: 11.8% Clerical and administrative workers, Ruapehu District: 7.4% Sales workers, Ruapehu District: 5.4% Machinery operators and drivers, Ruapehu District: 6.0% Labourers, Ruapehu District: 17.8% Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: 7.1%
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, Ruapehu District: -183 Professionals, Ruapehu District: +21 Technicians and trades workers, Ruapehu District: -126 Community and personal service workers, Ruapehu District: -261 Clerical and administrative workers, Ruapehu District: -171 Sales workers, Ruapehu District: -69 Machinery operators and drivers, Ruapehu District: -78 Labourers, Ruapehu District: -69 Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: -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 Ruapehu District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,215 people or 22.0%)
  • Labourers (981 people or 17.8%)
  • Professionals (675 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,871 people in total or 52.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Manawatu-Wanganui Region employed 17.0% in Managers; 13.4% in Labourers; and 17.5% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (22.0% compared to 17.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (17.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (12.2% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and administrative workers (7.4% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ruapehu District decreased by 1,038 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Community and personal service workers (-261 persons)
  • Managers (-183 persons)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (-171 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (-126 persons)

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