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Industry of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Far North District was employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing than any other industry.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Far North District regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local specialist industries. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing.

When viewed in conjunction with Workforce Occupation, Workforce Level of Qualification and Workforce Field of Qualification, as well as the Industry of Employment of residents, this dataset can 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.'

Workforce, by place of work, regardless of residence

Workforce industry sector of employment
Far North District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,93115.013.12,83815.713.8+93
Mining600.30.3600.30.30
Manufacturing1,1225.88.41,3387.49.7-216
Electricity, gas, water and waste services2011.01.01530.80.8+48
Construction1,1826.17.01,2126.77.0-30
Wholesale trade3451.83.23391.93.1+6
Retail trade2,21111.310.52,01011.111.4+201
Accommodation and food services1,5698.06.01,6509.16.6-81
Transport, postal and warehousing7023.63.54832.72.9+219
Information media and telecommunications1140.60.81380.80.8-24
Financial and insurance services4952.52.22881.62.2+207
Rental, hiring and real estate services6453.32.97354.13.4-90
Professional, scientific and technical services8344.35.58794.95.4-45
Administrative and support services5582.92.64202.32.2+138
Public administration and safety8794.54.45943.33.5+285
Education and training2,17511.19.41,92610.69.1+249
Health care and social assistance2,00410.312.01,4167.89.6+588
Arts and recreation services2881.51.52701.51.4+18
Other services7443.83.97564.24.1-12
Not elsewhere included4532.31.75943.32.7-141

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

Workforce industry sector of employment, 2013
Workforce industry sector of employment, 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Northland Region: 13.1% Mining, Northland Region: 0.3% Manufacturing, Northland Region: 8.4% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Northland Region: 1.0% Construction, Northland Region: 7.0% Wholesale trade, Northland Region: 3.2% Retail trade, Northland Region: 10.5% Accommodation and food services, Northland Region: 6.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, Northland Region: 3.5% Information media and telecommunications, Northland Region: 0.8% Financial and insurance services, Northland Region: 2.2% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Northland Region: 2.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, Northland Region: 5.5% Administrative and support services, Northland Region: 2.6% Public administration and safety, Northland Region: 4.4% Education and training, Northland Region: 9.4% Health care and social assistance, Northland Region: 12.0% Arts and recreation services, Northland Region: 1.5% Other services, Northland Region: 3.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Far North District: 15.0% Mining, Far North District: 0.3% Manufacturing, Far North District: 5.8% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Far North District: 1.0% Construction, Far North District: 6.1% Wholesale trade, Far North District: 1.8% Retail trade, Far North District: 11.3% Accommodation and food services, Far North District: 8.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, Far North District: 3.6% Information media and telecommunications, Far North District: 0.6% Financial and insurance services, Far North District: 2.5% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Far North District: 3.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, Far North District: 4.3% Administrative and support services, Far North District: 2.9% Public administration and safety, Far North District: 4.5% Education and training, Far North District: 11.1% Health care and social assistance, Far North District: 10.3% Arts and recreation services, Far North District: 1.5% Other services, Far North District: 3.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings,2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013
Change in workforce industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Far North District: +93 Mining, Far North District: 0 Manufacturing, Far North District: -216 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Far North District: +48 Construction, Far North District: -30 Wholesale trade, Far North District: +6 Retail trade, Far North District: +201 Accommodation and food services, Far North District: -81 Transport, postal and warehousing, Far North District: +219 Information media and telecommunications, Far North District: -24 Financial and insurance services, Far North District: +207 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Far North District: -90 Professional, scientific and technical services, Far North District: -45 Administrative and support services, Far North District: +138 Public administration and safety, Far North District: +285 Education and training, Far North District: +249 Health care and social assistance, Far North District: +588 Arts and recreation services, Far North District: +18 Other services, Far North District: -12
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 workforce in Far North District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (2,931 people or 15.0%)
  • Retail trade (2,211 people or 11.3%)
  • Education and training (2,175 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,317 people in total or 37.5% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Northland Region employed 13.1% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 10.5% in Retail trade; and 9.4% in Education and training.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed in accommodation and food services (8.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (15.0% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in manufacturing (5.8% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in health care and social assistance (10.3% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Far North District increased by 1,413 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Health care and social assistance (+588 people)
  • Public administration and safety (+285 people)
  • Education and training (+249 people)
  • Transport, postal and warehousing (+219 people)

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