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Occupation of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Ruapehu District were employed as managers 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 Ruapehu District will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Ruapehu District;
  • 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 Ruapehu District, 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Managers1,21523.418.71,32923.718.9-114
Professionals68113.118.062711.216.8+54
Technicians and trades workers53110.211.156710.111.5-36
Community and personal service workers79215.210.692116.410.0-129
Clerical and administrative workers4057.811.05439.711.6-138
Sales workers3156.18.83426.19.4-27
Machinery operators and drivers2765.35.03035.45.7-27
Labourers79515.313.479814.213.2-3
Not stated / included1923.73.41713.12.8+21

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 18.7% Professionals, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 18.0% Technicians and trades workers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 11.1% Community and personal service workers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 10.6% Clerical and administrative workers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 11.0% Sales workers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 8.8% Machinery operators and drivers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.0% Labourers, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 13.4% Not stated / included, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.4% Managers, Ruapehu District: 23.4% Professionals, Ruapehu District: 13.1% Technicians and trades workers, Ruapehu District: 10.2% Community and personal service workers, Ruapehu District: 15.2% Clerical and administrative workers, Ruapehu District: 7.8% Sales workers, Ruapehu District: 6.1% Machinery operators and drivers, Ruapehu District: 5.3% Labourers, Ruapehu District: 15.3% Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: 3.7%
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, Ruapehu District: -114 Professionals, Ruapehu District: +54 Technicians and trades workers, Ruapehu District: -36 Community and personal service workers, Ruapehu District: -129 Clerical and administrative workers, Ruapehu District: -138 Sales workers, Ruapehu District: -27 Machinery operators and drivers, Ruapehu District: -27 Labourers, Ruapehu District: -3 Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: +21
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,215 people or 23.4%)
  • Labourers (795 people or 15.3%)
  • Community and personal service workers (792 people or 15.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,802 people in total or 53.9% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Manawatu-Wanganui Region employed 18.7% in Managers; 13.4% in Labourers; and 10.6% in Community and personal service workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as managers (23.4% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as community and personal service workers (15.2% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (13.1% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as clerical and administrative workers (7.8% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Ruapehu District decreased by 399 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Clerical and administrative workers (-138 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (-129 people)
  • Managers (-114 people)
  • Professionals (+54 people)

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