What industries do we work in? (Industry time series)
Derived from the Census question, "What is the main activity of [your] business or employer?’"
Relates only to persons aged 15 years or more.
The Industry data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area 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 an area 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.
The data below is based on the 1993 Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) to enable comparisons between 2006, 2001 and 1996 industries.
|Industry, 1993 ANZSIC|
|Usual residence||number||%||Wanganui District %||number||%||Wanganui District %||2001 to 2006
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||21||2.6||6.3||15||2.0||7.0||6
|Electricity, gas and water supply||3||0.4||0.3||12||1.6||0.6||-9
|Accommodation, cafes and restaurants||33||4.0||4.4||27||3.5||4.3||6
|Transport and storage||18||2.2||1.9||12||1.6||1.9||6
|Finance and insurance||12||1.5||1.7||12||1.6||1.8||0
|Property and business services||60||7.3||7.9||66||8.7||7.4||-6
|Government administration and defence||27||3.3||3.2||24||3.1||3.2||3
|Health and community services||93||11.3||11.6||84||11.0||11.5||9
|Cultural and recreational services||15||1.8||1.9||9||1.2||1.7||6
|Personal and other services||48||5.8||5.2||36||4.7||5.1||12
|Not elsewhere included||45||5.5||8.3||21||2.8||5.5||24
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006, 2001 and 1996.
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, but people were also coded to the older ANZSIC96 version of the classification. Data in the profiles are presented using both classifications; data for 2006 alone uses ANZSIC06, while time series data uses ANZSIC96 for comparability.
For more information, please refer to the ANZSIC 2006 classification.
An analysis of the jobs held by the residents of Tawhero in 2006 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Manufacturing (138 people or 16.8%)
- Retail trade (132 people or 16.1%)
- Health and community services (93 people or 11.3%)
In combination these three industries employed 363 people in total or 44.1% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, 13.5% of Wanganui District residents were employed in Manufacturing; 13.0% in Retail trade; and 11.6% in Health and community services.
The major differences between the jobs held by Tawhero and Wanganui District residents were:
- A larger percentage of Manufacturing (16.8% compared to 13.5%);
- A larger percentage of Retail trade (16.1% compared to 13.0%), and;
- A smaller percentage of Agriculture, forestry and fishing (2.6% compared to 6.3%).
Between 2001 and 2006 there were no numerically significant changes in Tawhero's industry time series data.