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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in Thames-Coromandel District than any other occupation in 2018.

Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel 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?'

Occupation of employment
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
OccupationNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2013 to 2018
Technicians and trades workers1,89913.812.71,44612.611.9+453
Community and personal service workers1,48210.89.31,0329.08.2+450
Clerical and administrative workers1,3419.710.41,0929.510.7+249
Sales workers1,3479.88.71,1049.68.4+243
Machinery operators and drivers6124.46.64864.25.6+126
Not stated / included------5705.05.0-570
Total employed population aged 15+13,779100.0100.011,475100.0100.0+2,304
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (3,057 people or 22.2%)
  • Professionals (2,199 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and trades workers (1,899 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,155 people in total or 51.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Waikato Region employed 19.8% in Managers; 19.8% in Professionals; and 12.7% in Technicians and trades workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Thames-Coromandel District and Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (22.2% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and personal service workers (10.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (16.0% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery operators and drivers (4.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Thames-Coromandel District increased by 2,304 between 2013 and 2018.

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

  • Managers (+630 persons)
  • Professionals (+489 persons)
  • Technicians and trades workers (+453 persons)
  • Community and personal service workers (+450 persons)

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