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There were more professionals in Dunedin City than any other occupation in 2018.
Dunedin 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 Dunedin City's socio-economic status and skill base. The occupations held by a workforce are linked to a range of factors including:
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.
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|Occupation of employment|
|Occupation||Number||%||Otago Region %||Number||%||Otago Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Technicians and trades workers||7,761||12.2||13.2||6,396||11.4||12.1||+1,365|
|Community and personal service workers||7,461||11.7||10.7||5,958||10.6||9.8||+1,503|
|Clerical and administrative workers||7,029||11.0||9.8||6,333||11.3||10.2||+696|
|Machinery operators and drivers||3,174||5.0||5.5||2,511||4.5||5.0||+663|
|Not stated / included||--||--||--||2,361||4.2||4.3||-2,361|
|Total employed population aged 15+||63,831||100.0||100.0||56,016||100.0||100.0||+7,815|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Dunedin City in 2018 shows the three most popular occupations were:
In combination these three occupations accounted for 32,913 people in total or 51.6% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, Otago Region employed 20.2% in Professionals; 17.7% in Managers; and 13.2% in Technicians and trades workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Dunedin City and Otago Region were:
The number of employed people in Dunedin City increased by 7,815 between 2013 and 2018.
The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2013 and 2018 in Dunedin City were for those employed as:
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