Derived from the two Census questions:
'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'
Occupation of employment
Occupation statistics identify the occupations in which the Māori population works. This will be influenced by the skill base, socio-economic status and aspirations of the population as well as the employment opportunities available.
|Occupation of employment|
|Te Waipounamu - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Occupations||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||5,307||13.9||10.8||4,866||13.6||11.8||+441||3003|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||3,975||10.4||10.7||3,798||10.6||9.9||+177||3004|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||3,501||9.1||10.5||3,303||9.2||10.9||+198||3005|
|Machinery Operators and Drivers||2,850||7.4||7.8||2,898||8.1||8.9||-48||3007|
|Not Elsewhere Included||1,707||4.5||5.8||1,923||5.4||6.6||-216||3009|
|Total employed population||38,274||100.0||100.0||35,862||100.0||100.0||+2,412|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
The major differences between the occupations held by the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population were:
- A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.9% compared to 10.8%)
- A larger percentage of people employed as Labourers (18.9% compared to 16.9%)
- A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (13.5% compared to 15.7%)
- A smaller percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.1% compared to 10.5%)
The largest changes in the occupations held by the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were for those employed as:
- Professionals (+924 people)
- Managers (+867 people)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+441 people)
- Not Elsewhere Included (-216 people)