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Carterton DistrictCommunity profile

Carterton District

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in Carterton District than any other occupation in 2018.

Carterton 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 Carterton 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.

Please note: Stats NZ has given Occupation data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". This indicates there may be some minor issues looking at the comparisons to 2013 and 2006. Users should avoid concluding that any change in the categories is purely due to real world change. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.


Derived from the Census questions:

'In the job that you worked the most hours in, what was your occupation?'

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Occupation of employment
Carterton District20182013Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Technicians and trades workers58212.310.144110.99.6+141
Community and personal service workers4629.89.53368.38.6+126
Clerical and administrative workers4539.612.142910.612.9+24
Sales workers3607.68.63007.48.4+60
Machinery operators and drivers2735.83.82135.23.4+60
Not stated / included------1684.15.2-168
Total employed population aged 15+4,731100.0100.04,062100.0100.0+669
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Please note that in the 2018 Census, where data are not provided, responses are sourced from administrative datasets, in line with the procedures developed by Statistics New Zealand to supplement the 2018 dataset. Due to this, there is no "Not Stated / included" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Carterton District in 2018 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,029 people or 21.8%)
  • Professionals (954 people or 20.2%)
  • Labourers (618 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,601 people in total or 55.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Wellington Region employed 16.9% in Managers; 31.6% in Professionals; and 7.4% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Carterton District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (13.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (21.8% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (20.2% compared to 31.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and administrative workers (9.6% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Carterton District increased by 669 between 2013 and 2018.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2013 and 2018 in Carterton District were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+246 persons)
  • Managers (+156 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (+141 persons)
  • Community and personal service workers (+126 persons)

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