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Industry sector of employment

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

The Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3,11714.912.83,30314.613.0-186
Mining690.30.3870.40.3-18
Manufacturing1,2035.88.01,5606.99.0-357
Electricity, gas, water and waste services2311.11.01980.90.8+33
Construction1,5007.28.01,9898.89.1-489
Wholesale trade3601.73.04321.93.0-72
Retail trade2,0409.89.52,1879.710.2-147
Accommodation and food services1,5727.55.61,8098.05.9-237
Transport, postal and warehousing7173.43.77113.13.3+6
Information media and telecommunications1170.60.71650.70.8-48
Financial and insurance services2611.21.62971.31.9-36
Rental, hiring and real estate services6032.92.78043.63.1-201
Professional, scientific and technical services8674.15.29814.34.9-114
Administrative and support services6573.12.96122.72.5+45
Public administration and safety8374.04.16662.93.2+171
Education and training2,0769.98.61,8998.47.6+177
Health care and social assistance2,0439.811.61,7047.59.1+339
Arts and recreation services3031.41.53301.51.3-27
Other services7773.73.88553.83.8-78
Not elsewhere included1,5517.45.52,0198.97.0-468

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, Northland Region: 12.8% Mining, Northland Region: 0.3% Manufacturing, Northland Region: 8.0% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Northland Region: 1.0% Construction, Northland Region: 8.0% Wholesale trade, Northland Region: 3.0% Retail trade, Northland Region: 9.5% Accommodation and food services, Northland Region: 5.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, Northland Region: 3.7% Information media and telecommunications, Northland Region: 0.7% Financial and insurance services, Northland Region: 1.6% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Northland Region: 2.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, Northland Region: 5.2% Administrative and support services, Northland Region: 2.9% Public administration and safety, Northland Region: 4.1% Education and training, Northland Region: 8.6% Health care and social assistance, Northland Region: 11.6% Arts and recreation services, Northland Region: 1.5% Other services, Northland Region: 3.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Far North District: 14.9% Mining, Far North District: 0.3% Manufacturing, Far North District: 5.8% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Far North District: 1.1% Construction, Far North District: 7.2% Wholesale trade, Far North District: 1.7% Retail trade, Far North District: 9.8% Accommodation and food services, Far North District: 7.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, Far North District: 3.4% Information media and telecommunications, Far North District: 0.6% Financial and insurance services, Far North District: 1.2% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Far North District: 2.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, Far North District: 4.1% Administrative and support services, Far North District: 3.1% Public administration and safety, Far North District: 4.0% Education and training, Far North District: 9.9% Health care and social assistance, Far North District: 9.8% Arts and recreation services, Far North District: 1.4% Other services, Far North 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, Far North District: -186 Mining, Far North District: -18 Manufacturing, Far North District: -357 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Far North District: +33 Construction, Far North District: -489 Wholesale trade, Far North District: -72 Retail trade, Far North District: -147 Accommodation and food services, Far North District: -237 Transport, postal and warehousing, Far North District: +6 Information media and telecommunications, Far North District: -48 Financial and insurance services, Far North District: -36 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Far North District: -201 Professional, scientific and technical services, Far North District: -114 Administrative and support services, Far North District: +45 Public administration and safety, Far North District: +171 Education and training, Far North District: +177 Health care and social assistance, Far North District: +339 Arts and recreation services, Far North District: -27 Other services, Far North District: -78
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 Far North District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (3,117 people or 14.9%)
  • Education and training (2,076 people or 9.9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2,043 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,236 people in total or 34.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Northland Region employed 12.8% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 8.6% in Education and training; and 11.6% in Health care and social assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Far North District and the Northland Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (14.9% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (7.5% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (9.8% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Far North District decreased by 1,707 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Construction (-489 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-357 persons)
  • Health care and social assistance (+339 persons)
  • Accommodation and food services (-237 persons)

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