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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Riverview than any other occupation in 2018.

Riverview'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 Riverview'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?'

Occupation of employment
OccupationNumber%Far North District %Number%Far North District %2013 to 2018
Technicians and trades workers12012.111.3607.410.5+60
Community and personal service workers939.411.5759.39.5+18
Clerical and administrative workers11411.58.99611.99.4+18
Sales workers848.58.49011.27.5-6
Machinery operators and drivers303.06.1243.04.6+6
Not stated / included------303.77.4-30
Total employed population aged 15+993100.0100.0807100.0100.0+186
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 Riverview in 2018 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (243 people or 24.5%)
  • Managers (195 people or 19.6%)
  • Technicians and trades workers (120 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 558 people in total or 56.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Far North District employed 17.3% in Professionals; 20.4% in Managers; and 11.3% in Technicians and trades workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Riverview and Far North District were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (24.5% compared to 17.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and administrative workers (11.5% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (11.5% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery operators and drivers (3.0% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Riverview increased by 186 between 2013 and 2018.

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

  • Technicians and trades workers (+60 persons)
  • Professionals (+57 persons)

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