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Thames-Coromandel District

Occupation of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel District will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Managers2,21122.120.52,25921.921.0-48
Professionals1,56015.619.71,47914.317.8+81
Technicians and trades workers1,17311.711.51,32312.812.1-150
Community and personal service workers9249.28.58408.17.7+84
Clerical and administrative workers1,08910.911.41,17011.312.3-81
Sales workers1,07110.78.61,17911.49.4-108
Machinery operators and drivers3994.05.14564.45.2-57
Labourers1,32913.311.81,38613.411.8-57
Not stated / included2522.52.82462.42.8+6

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, Waikato Region: 20.5% Professionals, Waikato Region: 19.7% Technicians and trades workers, Waikato Region: 11.5% Community and personal service workers, Waikato Region: 8.5% Clerical and administrative workers, Waikato Region: 11.4% Sales workers, Waikato Region: 8.6% Machinery operators and drivers, Waikato Region: 5.1% Labourers, Waikato Region: 11.8% Not stated / included, Waikato Region: 2.8% Managers, Thames-Coromandel District: 22.1% Professionals, Thames-Coromandel District: 15.6% Technicians and trades workers, Thames-Coromandel District: 11.7% Community and personal service workers, Thames-Coromandel District: 9.2% Clerical and administrative workers, Thames-Coromandel District: 10.9% Sales workers, Thames-Coromandel District: 10.7% Machinery operators and drivers, Thames-Coromandel District: 4.0% Labourers, Thames-Coromandel District: 13.3% Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel 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, Thames-Coromandel District: -48 Professionals, Thames-Coromandel District: +81 Technicians and trades workers, Thames-Coromandel District: -150 Community and personal service workers, Thames-Coromandel District: +84 Clerical and administrative workers, Thames-Coromandel District: -81 Sales workers, Thames-Coromandel District: -108 Machinery operators and drivers, Thames-Coromandel District: -57 Labourers, Thames-Coromandel District: -57 Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: +6
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (2,211 people or 22.1%)
  • Professionals (1,560 people or 15.6%)
  • Labourers (1,329 people or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,100 people in total or 51.0% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Waikato Region employed 20.5% in Managers; 19.7% in Professionals; and 11.8% in Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as sales workers (10.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as managers (22.1% compared to 20.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as labourers (13.3% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (15.6% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Thames-Coromandel District decreased by 330 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Technicians and trades workers (-150 people)
  • Sales workers (-108 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (+84 people)
  • Professionals (+81 people)

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