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Industry of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Masterton District was employed in health care and social assistance than any other industry.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,14911.72.71,05311.32.9+96
Mining120.10.1120.10.10
Manufacturing6516.65.37357.97.4-84
Electricity, gas, water and waste services570.60.8120.10.4+45
Construction6546.75.26066.55.0+48
Wholesale trade3453.53.33153.43.9+30
Retail trade1,32013.49.11,27813.79.8+42
Accommodation and food services6126.25.75646.05.3+48
Transport, postal and warehousing2372.43.31952.12.9+42
Information media and telecommunications1171.23.01621.73.0-45
Financial and insurance services2222.35.52312.55.6-9
Rental, hiring and real estate services2132.22.12793.02.7-66
Professional, scientific and technical services5195.312.75195.612.60
Administrative and support services1982.03.12162.33.4-18
Public administration and safety3843.911.93663.910.3+18
Education and training9549.79.08589.28.3+96
Health care and social assistance1,41614.49.51,17012.58.3+246
Arts and recreation services1711.72.41621.72.0+9
Other services4684.84.14354.74.4+33
Not elsewhere included1321.31.01681.81.6-36

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, Wellington Region: 2.7% Mining, Wellington Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wellington Region: 5.3% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington Region: 0.8% Construction, Wellington Region: 5.2% Wholesale trade, Wellington Region: 3.3% Retail trade, Wellington Region: 9.1% Accommodation and food services, Wellington Region: 5.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington Region: 3.3% Information media and telecommunications, Wellington Region: 3.0% Financial and insurance services, Wellington Region: 5.5% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington Region: 2.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington Region: 12.7% Administrative and support services, Wellington Region: 3.1% Public administration and safety, Wellington Region: 11.9% Education and training, Wellington Region: 9.0% Health care and social assistance, Wellington Region: 9.5% Arts and recreation services, Wellington Region: 2.4% Other services, Wellington Region: 4.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Masterton District: 11.7% Mining, Masterton District: 0.1% Manufacturing, Masterton District: 6.6% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Masterton District: 0.6% Construction, Masterton District: 6.7% Wholesale trade, Masterton District: 3.5% Retail trade, Masterton District: 13.4% Accommodation and food services, Masterton District: 6.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, Masterton District: 2.4% Information media and telecommunications, Masterton District: 1.2% Financial and insurance services, Masterton District: 2.3% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Masterton District: 2.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, Masterton District: 5.3% Administrative and support services, Masterton District: 2.0% Public administration and safety, Masterton District: 3.9% Education and training, Masterton District: 9.7% Health care and social assistance, Masterton District: 14.4% Arts and recreation services, Masterton District: 1.7% Other services, Masterton District: 4.8%
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, Masterton District: +96 Mining, Masterton District: 0 Manufacturing, Masterton District: -84 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Masterton District: +45 Construction, Masterton District: +48 Wholesale trade, Masterton District: +30 Retail trade, Masterton District: +42 Accommodation and food services, Masterton District: +48 Transport, postal and warehousing, Masterton District: +42 Information media and telecommunications, Masterton District: -45 Financial and insurance services, Masterton District: -9 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Masterton District: -66 Professional, scientific and technical services, Masterton District: 0 Administrative and support services, Masterton District: -18 Public administration and safety, Masterton District: +18 Education and training, Masterton District: +96 Health care and social assistance, Masterton District: +246 Arts and recreation services, Masterton District: +9 Other services, Masterton District: +33
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 Masterton District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health care and social assistance (1,416 people or 14.4%)
  • Retail trade (1,320 people or 13.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (1,149 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,885 people in total or 39.5% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 9.5% in Health care and social assistance; 9.1% in Retail trade; and 2.7% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Masterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (11.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in health care and social assistance (14.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in public administration and safety (3.9% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.3% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Masterton District increased by 495 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Health care and social assistance (+246 people)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (+96 people)
  • Education and training (+96 people)
  • Manufacturing (-84 people)

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