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Wairoa District

Occupation of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Wairoa District were employed as labourers 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 Wairoa District will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
OccupationNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Managers51318.318.257318.817.9-60
Professionals34812.418.034511.315.9+3
Technicians and trades workers2619.311.030910.111.3-48
Community and personal service workers2137.69.42016.68.5+12
Clerical and administrative workers2378.410.42438.011.5-6
Sales workers1475.28.21715.69.0-24
Machinery operators and drivers1415.05.31565.15.8-15
Labourers82829.516.694230.917.3-114
Not stated / included1174.23.01083.52.8+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, Hawke's Bay Region: 18.2% Professionals, Hawke's Bay Region: 18.0% Technicians and trades workers, Hawke's Bay Region: 11.0% Community and personal service workers, Hawke's Bay Region: 9.4% Clerical and administrative workers, Hawke's Bay Region: 10.4% Sales workers, Hawke's Bay Region: 8.2% Machinery operators and drivers, Hawke's Bay Region: 5.3% Labourers, Hawke's Bay Region: 16.6% Not stated / included, Hawke's Bay Region: 3.0% Managers, Wairoa District: 18.3% Professionals, Wairoa District: 12.4% Technicians and trades workers, Wairoa District: 9.3% Community and personal service workers, Wairoa District: 7.6% Clerical and administrative workers, Wairoa District: 8.4% Sales workers, Wairoa District: 5.2% Machinery operators and drivers, Wairoa District: 5.0% Labourers, Wairoa District: 29.5% Not stated / included, Wairoa District: 4.2%
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, Wairoa District: -60 Professionals, Wairoa District: +3 Technicians and trades workers, Wairoa District: -48 Community and personal service workers, Wairoa District: +12 Clerical and administrative workers, Wairoa District: -6 Sales workers, Wairoa District: -24 Machinery operators and drivers, Wairoa District: -15 Labourers, Wairoa District: -114 Not stated / included, Wairoa 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 Wairoa District in 2013 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (828 people or 29.5%)
  • Managers (513 people or 18.3%)
  • Professionals (348 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,689 people in total or 60.2% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Hawke's Bay Region employed 16.6% in Labourers; 18.2% in Managers; and 18.0% in Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as labourers (29.5% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (12.4% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as sales workers (5.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as clerical and administrative workers (8.4% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Wairoa District decreased by 243 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Labourers (-114 people)
  • Managers (-60 people)

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