What industries do we work in? (Industry)
Derived from the Census question, "What is the main activity of [your] business or employer?’"
Relates only to persons aged 15 years or more.
Industry data identifies the industries in which the residents of Wanganui District work (this may be within the residing area or elsewhere). The Industry Structure of the work force is indicative of the skill base and (to some extent) the socio-economic status and industry structure of an area.
The industries that are prominent in Wanganui District are strongly related to a range of factors including:
- the economic base and employment opportunities available in the general region;
- the educational levels of the local population; and
- the working and social aspirations of the population.
Industries are classified by grouping businesses which carry out similar productive activities. The 2006 Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) provides the current framework for industry classification in New Zealand. This classification provides a contemporary and internationally comparable industrial classification system which includes information about "new economy" industries such as Information, Media and Telecommunications. As this is a new classification only 2006 data is available.
Time series industry data (based on the 1993 ANZSIC classification) is available in the tab above named Time series industry categories.
|Industry, 2006 ANZSIC|
|Usual residence||number||%||New Zealand %
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||1,185||6.2||6.8
|Electricity, gas, water and waste services||84||0.4||0.5
|Accommodation and food services||996||5.2||5.6
|Transport, postal and warehousing||495||2.6||4.1
|Information media and telecommunications||234||1.2||1.9
|Financial and insurance services||327||1.7||3.2
|Rental, hiring and real estate services||393||2.1||2.7
|Professional, scientific and technical services||813||4.3||7.8
|Administrative and support services||447||2.3||3.3
|Public administration and safety||918||4.8||4.1
|Education and training||1,608||8.4||7.2
|Health care and social assistance||2,214||11.6||8.1
|Arts and recreation services||276||1.4||1.6
|Not elsewhere included||1,575||8.3||5.6
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006.
Please refer to the specific data notes for more information.
This dataset describes the industries in which employed people work. It applies only to people aged 15 and over who were employed in the week prior to Census.
Data for industry are coded using the Australia and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). The industry classification is updated periodically to take account of emerging industries and changes in the structure of the economy.
For the 2006 Census, the updated ANZSIC06 classification was used, which includes more industry divisions which better reflect the structure of the New Zealand and Australian economies. Data are presented using this classification in the first tab. For time series, data are also presented on the older ANZSIC96 version of the classification, which was current for the 1996 and 2001 Censuses. See 'Time Series Industry Categories'.
For more information, please refer to the ANZSIC 2006 classification.
An analysis of the jobs held by the residents of Wanganui District in 2006 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Manufacturing (2,418 people or 12.7%)
- Health care and social assistance (2,214 people or 11.6%)
- Retail trade (2,064 people or 10.8%)
In combination these three industries employed 6,696 people in total or 35.2% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, 11.0% of New Zealand's residents were employed in Manufacturing; 8.1% in Health care and social assistance; and 9.9% in Retail trade.
The major differences between the jobs held by Wanganui District and New Zealand's residents were:
- A larger percentage of Health care and social assistance (11.6% compared to 8.1%);
- A larger percentage of Manufacturing (12.7% compared to 11.0%);
- A larger percentage of Education and training (8.4% compared to 7.2%), and;
- A smaller percentage of Professional, scientific and technical services (4.3% compared to 7.8%).