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South Wairarapa District

Occupation of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in South Wairarapa 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 South Wairarapa District will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in South Wairarapa 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 South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers92726.217.692428.317.6+3
Professionals53115.029.639312.027.7+138
Technicians and trades workers38710.99.036011.09.6+27
Community and personal service workers2978.48.52467.57.7+51
Clerical and administrative workers2828.013.42768.415.3+6
Sales workers2737.78.52256.99.2+48
Machinery operators and drivers1444.13.21745.33.5-30
Labourers61517.46.557617.66.7+39
Not stated / included872.53.8962.92.6-9

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, South Wairarapa District: 26.2% Professionals, South Wairarapa District: 15.0% Technicians and trades workers, South Wairarapa District: 10.9% Community and personal service workers, South Wairarapa District: 8.4% Clerical and administrative workers, South Wairarapa District: 8.0% Sales workers, South Wairarapa District: 7.7% Machinery operators and drivers, South Wairarapa District: 4.1% Labourers, South Wairarapa District: 17.4% Not stated / included, South Wairarapa District: 2.5%
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, South Wairarapa District: +3 Professionals, South Wairarapa District: +138 Technicians and trades workers, South Wairarapa District: +27 Community and personal service workers, South Wairarapa District: +51 Clerical and administrative workers, South Wairarapa District: +6 Sales workers, South Wairarapa District: +48 Machinery operators and drivers, South Wairarapa District: -30 Labourers, South Wairarapa District: +39 Not stated / included, South Wairarapa District: -9
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 South Wairarapa District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (927 people or 26.2%)
  • Labourers (615 people or 17.4%)
  • Professionals (531 people or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,073 people in total or 58.5% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 17.6% in Managers; 6.5% in Labourers; and 29.6% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the South Wairarapa District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as labourers (17.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as managers (26.2% compared to 17.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (15.0% compared to 29.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as clerical and administrative workers (8.0% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in South Wairarapa District increased by 273 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Professionals (+138 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (+51 people)

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