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There were more professionals in the Wellington Region than any other occupation in 2018.
the Wellington Region'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 Wellington Region'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||%||North Island %||Number||%||North Island %||2013 to 2018|
|Technicians and trades workers||27,855||10.1||11.6||22,707||9.6||10.9||+5,148|
|Community and personal service workers||26,109||9.5||9.5||20,196||8.6||8.5||+5,913|
|Clerical and administrative workers||33,447||12.1||11.1||30,282||12.9||11.7||+3,165|
|Machinery operators and drivers||10,458||3.8||5.9||7,971||3.4||4.9||+2,487|
|Not stated / included||--||--||--||12,288||5.2||5.2||-12,288|
|Total employed population aged 15+||275,799||100.0||100.0||235,599||100.0||100.0||+40,200|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Wellington Region in 2018 shows the three most popular occupations were:
In combination these three occupations accounted for 167,301 people in total or 60.7% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, North Island employed 24.1% in Professionals; 18.1% in Managers; and 11.1% in Clerical and administrative workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Wellington Region and North Island were:
The number of employed people in Wellington Region increased by 40,200 between 2013 and 2018.
The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2013 and 2018 in the Wellington Region were for those employed as:
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