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Train drivers in New Zealand

By region, 2013, number of people employed


An occupation is a set of jobs that require the performance of similar or identical sets of tasks by employed people aged 15 years and over.
A job is a set of tasks performed or designed to be performed by one person for an employer (including self-employment) in return for payment or profit.
The census data on occupation relates to the main job held by an individual. This is the job in which a person worked the most hours.

nec = 'not elsewhere classified'

Data calculation/treatment

Confidentiality rules have been applied to all cells in this table, including randomly rounding to base 3.
This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different tables.

2013 Census occupation data has been coded to the 2006 Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)

Limitations of the data

Non-response rate for 2013: 2.8 percent
Non-response and responses that could not be classified or did not provide the type of information asked for are usually grouped together and called 'Not elsewhere included'. 5.1 percent of the subject population was coded to 'Not elsewhere included' in 2013.
Occupation is a write-in response, so is subject to greater subjectivity, which can impact on the quality of data. Some written responses may be difficult to decipher, impacting on the quality of data from paper forms.


The subject population for this variable is the employed census usually resident population aged 15 years and over.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Census: Detailed Occupation by Sex and Region 2013 (d)

How to find the data

This dataset was requested directly from Stats NZ.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Census: Detailed Occupation by Sex and Region 2013 (d)

From the dataset Census: Detailed Occupation by Sex and Region 2013 (d), this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 1
  • Range: L10:N18477
  • Provided: 52,357 data points

This data forms the table Census - Detailed occupation by sex and Region 2013.