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Industry sector of employment

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

The Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,39512.91.81,48513.62.0-90
Mining180.20.1240.20.1-6
Manufacturing9368.65.11,0629.76.7-126
Electricity, gas, water and waste services570.50.8240.20.4+33
Construction8888.26.58617.96.8+27
Wholesale trade3603.33.43453.23.8+15
Retail trade1,21511.28.71,24511.49.4-30
Accommodation and food services6095.65.65705.25.3+39
Transport, postal and warehousing2732.53.62672.43.6+6
Information media and telecommunications1171.12.91471.32.8-30
Financial and insurance services2011.95.32252.15.2-24
Rental, hiring and real estate services2162.01.92852.62.6-69
Professional, scientific and technical services5344.912.35284.811.7+6
Administrative and support services3182.93.53483.23.7-30
Public administration and safety4444.111.54083.79.8+36
Education and training9038.38.68587.87.5+45
Health care and social assistance1,27211.79.31,12510.38.0+147
Arts and recreation services1651.52.31351.22.0+30
Other services4804.43.94354.04.1+45
Not elsewhere included4354.03.15645.24.5-129

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, Masterton District: 12.9% Mining, Masterton District: 0.2% Manufacturing, Masterton District: 8.6% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Masterton District: 0.5% Construction, Masterton District: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Masterton District: 3.3% Retail trade, Masterton District: 11.2% Accommodation and food services, Masterton District: 5.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, Masterton District: 2.5% Information media and telecommunications, Masterton District: 1.1% Financial and insurance services, Masterton District: 1.9% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Masterton District: 2.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, Masterton District: 4.9% Administrative and support services, Masterton District: 2.9% Public administration and safety, Masterton District: 4.1% Education and training, Masterton District: 8.3% Health care and social assistance, Masterton District: 11.7% Arts and recreation services, Masterton District: 1.5% Other services, Masterton District: 4.4%
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, Masterton District: -90 Mining, Masterton District: -6 Manufacturing, Masterton District: -126 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Masterton District: +33 Construction, Masterton District: +27 Wholesale trade, Masterton District: +15 Retail trade, Masterton District: -30 Accommodation and food services, Masterton District: +39 Transport, postal and warehousing, Masterton District: +6 Information media and telecommunications, Masterton District: -30 Financial and insurance services, Masterton District: -24 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Masterton District: -69 Professional, scientific and technical services, Masterton District: +6 Administrative and support services, Masterton District: -30 Public administration and safety, Masterton District: +36 Education and training, Masterton District: +45 Health care and social assistance, Masterton District: +147 Arts and recreation services, Masterton District: +30 Other services, Masterton District: +45
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 Masterton District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (1,395 people or 12.9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (1,272 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail trade (1,215 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,882 people in total or 35.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 1.8% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 9.3% in Health care and social assistance; and 8.7% in Retail trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (12.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (8.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (4.1% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.9% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Masterton District decreased by 105 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Health care and social assistance (+147 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-126 persons)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (-90 persons)
  • Rental, hiring and real estate services (-69 persons)

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