Story: Class

Occupational groups, 2013

This graph shows the high percentage of the New Zealand workforce in 2013 who were working in occupations that require education. Professionals and managers, occupations dependent on formal qualifications, made up 42% of all employed people. These statistics illustrate the significance of further education for access to the largest occupational categories in the labour market.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Class - A new society, 1980s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018