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Industry sector of employment

More Carterton District residents worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2013 than any other industry.

The Carterton District’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the main activity of (your) business or employer.'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Carterton District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing69917.21.868418.92.0+15
Mining60.10.190.20.1-3
Manufacturing3729.25.140211.16.7-30
Electricity, gas, water and waste services240.60.8150.40.4+9
Construction3398.36.53128.66.8+27
Wholesale trade1112.73.4872.43.8+24
Retail trade3849.58.73489.69.4+36
Accommodation and food services1804.45.61564.35.3+24
Transport, postal and warehousing1353.33.6962.63.6+39
Information media and telecommunications451.12.9451.22.80
Financial and insurance services872.15.3631.75.2+24
Rental, hiring and real estate services541.31.9782.22.6-24
Professional, scientific and technical services2526.212.31895.211.7+63
Administrative and support services1052.63.5962.63.7+9
Public administration and safety2496.111.51564.39.8+93
Education and training3248.08.62286.37.5+96
Health care and social assistance3699.19.32647.38.0+105
Arts and recreation services421.02.3481.32.0-6
Other services1503.73.91413.94.1+9
Not elsewhere included1353.33.12075.74.5-72

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2013
Industry sector of employment, 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Wellington Region: 1.8% Mining, Wellington Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wellington Region: 5.1% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington Region: 0.8% Construction, Wellington Region: 6.5% Wholesale trade, Wellington Region: 3.4% Retail trade, Wellington Region: 8.7% Accommodation and food services, Wellington Region: 5.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington Region: 3.6% Information media and telecommunications, Wellington Region: 2.9% Financial and insurance services, Wellington Region: 5.3% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington Region: 1.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington Region: 12.3% Administrative and support services, Wellington Region: 3.5% Public administration and safety, Wellington Region: 11.5% Education and training, Wellington Region: 8.6% Health care and social assistance, Wellington Region: 9.3% Arts and recreation services, Wellington Region: 2.3% Other services, Wellington Region: 3.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Carterton District: 17.2% Mining, Carterton District: 0.1% Manufacturing, Carterton District: 9.2% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Carterton District: 0.6% Construction, Carterton District: 8.3% Wholesale trade, Carterton District: 2.7% Retail trade, Carterton District: 9.5% Accommodation and food services, Carterton District: 4.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, Carterton District: 3.3% Information media and telecommunications, Carterton District: 1.1% Financial and insurance services, Carterton District: 2.1% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Carterton District: 1.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, Carterton District: 6.2% Administrative and support services, Carterton District: 2.6% Public administration and safety, Carterton District: 6.1% Education and training, Carterton District: 8.0% Health care and social assistance, Carterton District: 9.1% Arts and recreation services, Carterton District: 1.0% Other services, Carterton District: 3.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings,2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Carterton District: +15 Mining, Carterton District: -3 Manufacturing, Carterton District: -30 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Carterton District: +9 Construction, Carterton District: +27 Wholesale trade, Carterton District: +24 Retail trade, Carterton District: +36 Accommodation and food services, Carterton District: +24 Transport, postal and warehousing, Carterton District: +39 Information media and telecommunications, Carterton District: 0 Financial and insurance services, Carterton District: +24 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Carterton District: -24 Professional, scientific and technical services, Carterton District: +63 Administrative and support services, Carterton District: +9 Public administration and safety, Carterton District: +93 Education and training, Carterton District: +96 Health care and social assistance, Carterton District: +105 Arts and recreation services, Carterton District: -6 Other services, Carterton District: +9
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Carterton District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (699 people or 17.2%)
  • Retail trade (384 people or 9.5%)
  • Manufacturing (372 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,455 people in total or 35.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 1.8% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 8.7% in Retail trade; and 5.1% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Carterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (17.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (9.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.2% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (6.1% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Carterton District increased by 438 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2013 in the Carterton District were for those employed in:

  • Health care and social assistance (+105 persons)
  • Education and training (+96 persons)
  • Public administration and safety (+93 persons)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (+63 persons)

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