Source: Statistics New Zealand census of population and dwellings 2013

City wide

Occupation (ANZSCO* Codes) 2006 2013
  Number % Number %
Managers 25,188 14.9 25,497 15.3
Professionals 35,235 20.9  38,736 23.3
Technicians and Trade Workers 22,815 13.5  23,358 14.1
Community and Personal Service Workers 16,026 9.5 15,165 9.1 
Clerical and Administrative Workers 21,573 12.8 20,334 12.2
Sales Workers 19,056 11.3 16,521 9.9
Machinery Operators and Drivers 10,992 6.5 9,765 5.9
Labourers 17,607 10.4 16,755 10.1
Total 168,495 100 166,134 100
Not Elsewhere included 9,597   6,213  

*ANZSCO refers to the 2006 Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations.

  • Population aged over 15 years. Includes Full-time (30 hours or more worked per week) and Part-time (1–29 hours worked per week)
  • Note: Some totals may differ between tables due to rounding.
Highest Educational Qualification Gained 2006 2013
  Number % Number %
No Qualification 60,417 23.4 49,674 19.6
Level 1 Certificate 34,632 13.4 32,232 12.7
Level 2 Certificate 28,467 11.0 27,489 10.9
Level 3 Certificate 25,806 10.0 26,196 10.4
Level 4 Certificate 25,671 9.9 24,660 9.7
Overseas Secondary School Qualification 14,280 5.5 14,532 5.7
Level 5 or Level 6 Diploma* 25,668 10.0 25,032 9.9
Bachelor Degree and Level 7 Qualifications 29,805 11.5 35,238 13.9
Post-Graduate and Honours Degree 6,021 2.3 8,319 3.3
Masters Degree 5,406 2.1 7,242 2.9
Doctorate Degree 2,049 0.8 2,478 1.0
Total Stated 258,384 100 253,095 100
Not Elsewhere Included 24,399   27,516  

*Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns

  • Population aged over 15 years
  • Note: Some totals may differ between tables due to rounding.

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Ward and area unit

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Ward and area unit boundary maps