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Hutt CityCommunity profile

Hutt City

Occupation of workforce

In 2018, more of the workforce in Hutt City were employed as professionals 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 Hutt City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Hutt City;
  • 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 Hutt City, 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.

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?'

Workforce occupation of employment
Hutt City20182013Change
OccupationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Technicians and trades workers5,41812.910.14,58712.39.0+831
Community and personal service workers3,7448.99.53,0188.18.5+726
Clerical and administrative workers5,39112.912.15,00713.513.4+384
Sales workers4,26910.28.63,86410.48.5+405
Machinery operators and drivers2,4365.83.82,0285.53.2+408
Not stated / included--0.00.01,2393.33.8--
Total people41,838100.0100.037,179100.0100.0+4,659
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 (Occupations): Moderate
Stats NZ data quality rating (Workforce): Moderate

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.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Hutt City in 2018 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (10,518 people or 25.1%)
  • Managers (6,771 people or 16.2%)
  • Technicians and trades workers (5,418 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 22,707 people in total or 54.3% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region employed 31.6% in Professionals; 17.0% in Managers; and 10.1% in Technicians and trades workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Hutt City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as technicians and trades workers (12.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as machinery operators and drivers (5.8% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as sales workers (10.2% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as professionals (25.1% compared to 31.6%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Hutt City increased by 4,659 people between 2013 and 2018.

The largest changes in occupations for the workforce between 2013 and 2018 in Hutt City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,791 people)
  • Technicians and trades workers (+831 people)
  • Managers (+750 people)
  • Community and personal service workers (+726 people)

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