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Industry of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Ruapehu 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 Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,17922.712.21,22721.912.3-48
Mining60.10.3150.30.3-9
Manufacturing2615.09.73125.611.0-51
Electricity, gas, water and waste services210.41.0571.00.7-36
Construction3516.86.03997.16.0-48
Wholesale trade811.63.8931.73.7-12
Retail trade4448.510.75259.411.6-81
Accommodation and food services4418.56.34207.56.4+21
Transport, postal and warehousing1262.42.91202.12.7+6
Information media and telecommunications390.80.8420.81.0-3
Financial and insurance services721.41.8571.01.9+15
Rental, hiring and real estate services961.82.31021.82.5-6
Professional, scientific and technical services1412.75.21352.45.1+6
Administrative and support services1052.02.2841.52.2+21
Public administration and safety66012.77.184615.16.3-186
Education and training4689.09.74598.29.0+9
Health care and social assistance3276.311.02795.09.3+48
Arts and recreation services1412.71.71232.21.6+18
Other services1502.94.11713.14.4-21
Not elsewhere included901.71.31292.32.0-39

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 12.2% Mining, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.3% Manufacturing, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 9.7% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.0% Construction, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.0% Wholesale trade, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.8% Retail trade, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 10.7% Accommodation and food services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.9% Information media and telecommunications, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.8% Financial and insurance services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.8% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.2% Administrative and support services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.2% Public administration and safety, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 7.1% Education and training, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 9.7% Health care and social assistance, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 11.0% Arts and recreation services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.7% Other services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Ruapehu District: 22.7% Mining, Ruapehu District: 0.1% Manufacturing, Ruapehu District: 5.0% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Ruapehu District: 0.4% Construction, Ruapehu District: 6.8% Wholesale trade, Ruapehu District: 1.6% Retail trade, Ruapehu District: 8.5% Accommodation and food services, Ruapehu District: 8.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, Ruapehu District: 2.4% Information media and telecommunications, Ruapehu District: 0.8% Financial and insurance services, Ruapehu District: 1.4% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Ruapehu District: 1.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, Ruapehu District: 2.7% Administrative and support services, Ruapehu District: 2.0% Public administration and safety, Ruapehu District: 12.7% Education and training, Ruapehu District: 9.0% Health care and social assistance, Ruapehu District: 6.3% Arts and recreation services, Ruapehu District: 2.7% Other services, Ruapehu District: 2.9%
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, Ruapehu District: -48 Mining, Ruapehu District: -9 Manufacturing, Ruapehu District: -51 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Ruapehu District: -36 Construction, Ruapehu District: -48 Wholesale trade, Ruapehu District: -12 Retail trade, Ruapehu District: -81 Accommodation and food services, Ruapehu District: +21 Transport, postal and warehousing, Ruapehu District: +6 Information media and telecommunications, Ruapehu District: -3 Financial and insurance services, Ruapehu District: +15 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Ruapehu District: -6 Professional, scientific and technical services, Ruapehu District: +6 Administrative and support services, Ruapehu District: +21 Public administration and safety, Ruapehu District: -186 Education and training, Ruapehu District: +9 Health care and social assistance, Ruapehu District: +48 Arts and recreation services, Ruapehu District: +18 Other services, Ruapehu District: -21
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (1,179 people or 22.7%)
  • Public administration and safety (660 people or 12.7%)
  • Education and training (468 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,307 people in total or 44.4% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Manawatu-Wanganui Region employed 12.2% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 7.1% in Public administration and safety; and 9.7% in Education and training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (22.7% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in public administration and safety (12.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in manufacturing (5.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in health care and social assistance (6.3% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Ruapehu District decreased by 396 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Public administration and safety (-186 people)
  • Retail trade (-81 people)
  • Manufacturing (-51 people)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (-48 people)

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