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Thames-Coromandel District

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in the Thames-Coromandel District than any other occupation in 2013.

The Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
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OccupationNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Managers2,43021.219.92,58021.219.7-150
Professionals1,71314.918.21,60813.215.7+105
Technicians and trades workers1,44612.611.91,69513.912.8-249
Community and personal service workers1,0329.08.29037.47.4+129
Clerical and administrative workers1,0929.510.71,1769.711.1-84
Sales workers1,1049.68.41,1919.88.8-87
Machinery operators and drivers4894.35.65674.76.1-78
Labourers1,60814.012.31,72814.212.7-120
Not stated / included5705.05.07085.85.7-138

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, Waikato Region: 19.9% Professionals, Waikato Region: 18.2% Technicians and trades workers, Waikato Region: 11.9% Community and personal service workers, Waikato Region: 8.2% Clerical and administrative workers, Waikato Region: 10.7% Sales workers, Waikato Region: 8.4% Machinery operators and drivers, Waikato Region: 5.6% Labourers, Waikato Region: 12.3% Not stated / included, Waikato Region: 5.0% Managers, Thames-Coromandel District: 21.2% Professionals, Thames-Coromandel District: 14.9% Technicians and trades workers, Thames-Coromandel District: 12.6% Community and personal service workers, Thames-Coromandel District: 9.0% Clerical and administrative workers, Thames-Coromandel District: 9.5% Sales workers, Thames-Coromandel District: 9.6% Machinery operators and drivers, Thames-Coromandel District: 4.3% Labourers, Thames-Coromandel District: 14.0% Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: 5.0%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: -150 Professionals, Thames-Coromandel District: +105 Technicians and trades workers, Thames-Coromandel District: -249 Community and personal service workers, Thames-Coromandel District: +129 Clerical and administrative workers, Thames-Coromandel District: -84 Sales workers, Thames-Coromandel District: -87 Machinery operators and drivers, Thames-Coromandel District: -78 Labourers, Thames-Coromandel District: -120 Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: -138
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (2,430 people or 21.2%)
  • Professionals (1,713 people or 14.9%)
  • Labourers (1,608 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,751 people in total or 50.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Waikato Region employed 19.9% in Managers; 18.2% in Professionals; and 12.3% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (14.0% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (21.2% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (14.9% compared to 18.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery operators and drivers (4.3% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Thames-Coromandel District decreased by 672 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Technicians and trades workers (-249 persons)
  • Managers (-150 persons)
  • Community and personal service workers (+129 persons)
  • Labourers (-120 persons)

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