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Occupation of employment

There were more labourers in the Wairoa District than any other occupation in 2013.

The Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Managers51316.116.261216.515.5-99
Professionals36011.317.73699.914.8-9
Technicians and trades workers3039.511.037510.111.5-72
Community and personal service workers2407.69.22436.57.9-3
Clerical and administrative workers2407.69.92647.110.3-24
Sales workers1625.17.71925.28.2-30
Machinery operators and drivers1715.45.82045.56.1-33
Labourers93029.317.11,11630.017.9-186
Not stated / included2588.15.43459.37.7-87

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 16.2% Professionals, Hawke's Bay Region: 17.7% Technicians and trades workers, Hawke's Bay Region: 11.0% Community and personal service workers, Hawke's Bay Region: 9.2% Clerical and administrative workers, Hawke's Bay Region: 9.9% Sales workers, Hawke's Bay Region: 7.7% Machinery operators and drivers, Hawke's Bay Region: 5.8% Labourers, Hawke's Bay Region: 17.1% Not stated / included, Hawke's Bay Region: 5.4% Managers, Wairoa District: 16.1% Professionals, Wairoa District: 11.3% Technicians and trades workers, Wairoa District: 9.5% Community and personal service workers, Wairoa District: 7.6% Clerical and administrative workers, Wairoa District: 7.6% Sales workers, Wairoa District: 5.1% Machinery operators and drivers, Wairoa District: 5.4% Labourers, Wairoa District: 29.3% Not stated / included, Wairoa District: 8.1%
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, Wairoa District: -99 Professionals, Wairoa District: -9 Technicians and trades workers, Wairoa District: -72 Community and personal service workers, Wairoa District: -3 Clerical and administrative workers, Wairoa District: -24 Sales workers, Wairoa District: -30 Machinery operators and drivers, Wairoa District: -33 Labourers, Wairoa District: -186 Not stated / included, Wairoa District: -87
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 Wairoa District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (930 people or 29.3%)
  • Managers (513 people or 16.1%)
  • Professionals (360 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,803 people in total or 56.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Hawke's Bay Region employed 17.1% in Labourers; 16.2% in Managers; and 17.7% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Wairoa District and the Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (29.3% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (11.3% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales workers (5.1% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and administrative workers (7.6% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wairoa District decreased by 543 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Labourers (-186 persons)
  • Managers (-99 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (-72 persons)

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