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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the Upper Hutt City than any other occupation in 2013.

The Upper Hutt City'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 Upper Hutt City'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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Managers3,03015.516.72,81414.416.2+216
Professionals4,08621.028.63,52218.125.8+564
Technicians and trades workers2,39112.39.62,64313.610.6-252
Community and personal service workers2,09110.78.61,8879.77.8+204
Clerical and administrative workers2,95215.112.93,25816.714.3-306
Sales workers1,8219.38.41,8609.59.2-39
Machinery operators and drivers8584.43.41,1285.84.1-270
Labourers1,3446.96.71,3987.27.1-54
Not stated / included9214.75.29695.04.8-48

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, Wellington Region: 16.7% Professionals, Wellington Region: 28.6% Technicians and trades workers, Wellington Region: 9.6% Community and personal service workers, Wellington Region: 8.6% Clerical and administrative workers, Wellington Region: 12.9% Sales workers, Wellington Region: 8.4% Machinery operators and drivers, Wellington Region: 3.4% Labourers, Wellington Region: 6.7% Not stated / included, Wellington Region: 5.2% Managers, Upper Hutt City: 15.5% Professionals, Upper Hutt City: 21.0% Technicians and trades workers, Upper Hutt City: 12.3% Community and personal service workers, Upper Hutt City: 10.7% Clerical and administrative workers, Upper Hutt City: 15.1% Sales workers, Upper Hutt City: 9.3% Machinery operators and drivers, Upper Hutt City: 4.4% Labourers, Upper Hutt City: 6.9% Not stated / included, Upper Hutt City: 4.7%
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, Upper Hutt City: +216 Professionals, Upper Hutt City: +564 Technicians and trades workers, Upper Hutt City: -252 Community and personal service workers, Upper Hutt City: +204 Clerical and administrative workers, Upper Hutt City: -306 Sales workers, Upper Hutt City: -39 Machinery operators and drivers, Upper Hutt City: -270 Labourers, Upper Hutt City: -54 Not stated / included, Upper Hutt City: -48
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 Upper Hutt City in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,086 people or 21.0%)
  • Managers (3,030 people or 15.5%)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (2,952 people or 15.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,068 people in total or 51.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 28.6% in Professionals; 16.7% in Managers; and 12.9% in Clerical and administrative workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Upper Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and trades workers (12.3% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and administrative workers (15.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and personal service workers (10.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (21.0% compared to 28.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper Hutt City increased by 15 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2013 in the Upper Hutt City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+564 persons)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (-306 persons)
  • Machinery operators and drivers (-270 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (-252 persons)

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