South WairarapaCommunity profile
Skip to content

South Wairarapa District

Industry sector of employment

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

The South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing96320.11.81,01722.42.0-54
Mining90.20.1120.30.1-3
Manufacturing3186.65.13848.46.7-66
Electricity, gas, water and waste services240.50.8150.30.4+9
Construction3487.36.53457.66.8+3
Wholesale trade1473.13.41413.13.8+6
Retail trade3607.58.73457.69.4+15
Accommodation and food services3427.15.63277.25.3+15
Transport, postal and warehousing1473.13.61142.53.6+33
Information media and telecommunications751.62.9601.32.8+15
Financial and insurance services1412.95.31022.25.2+39
Rental, hiring and real estate services841.81.91172.62.6-33
Professional, scientific and technical services3337.012.32826.211.7+51
Administrative and support services962.03.5962.13.70
Public administration and safety3126.511.52255.09.8+87
Education and training3006.38.62495.57.5+51
Health care and social assistance3517.39.32766.18.0+75
Arts and recreation services871.82.3420.92.0+45
Other services1503.13.91262.84.1+24
Not elsewhere included2014.23.12705.94.5-69

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, South Wairarapa District: 20.1% Mining, South Wairarapa District: 0.2% Manufacturing, South Wairarapa District: 6.6% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, South Wairarapa District: 0.5% Construction, South Wairarapa District: 7.3% Wholesale trade, South Wairarapa District: 3.1% Retail trade, South Wairarapa District: 7.5% Accommodation and food services, South Wairarapa District: 7.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, South Wairarapa District: 3.1% Information media and telecommunications, South Wairarapa District: 1.6% Financial and insurance services, South Wairarapa District: 2.9% Rental, hiring and real estate services, South Wairarapa District: 1.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, South Wairarapa District: 7.0% Administrative and support services, South Wairarapa District: 2.0% Public administration and safety, South Wairarapa District: 6.5% Education and training, South Wairarapa District: 6.3% Health care and social assistance, South Wairarapa District: 7.3% Arts and recreation services, South Wairarapa District: 1.8% Other services, South Wairarapa District: 3.1%
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, South Wairarapa District: -54 Mining, South Wairarapa District: -3 Manufacturing, South Wairarapa District: -66 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, South Wairarapa District: +9 Construction, South Wairarapa District: +3 Wholesale trade, South Wairarapa District: +6 Retail trade, South Wairarapa District: +15 Accommodation and food services, South Wairarapa District: +15 Transport, postal and warehousing, South Wairarapa District: +33 Information media and telecommunications, South Wairarapa District: +15 Financial and insurance services, South Wairarapa District: +39 Rental, hiring and real estate services, South Wairarapa District: -33 Professional, scientific and technical services, South Wairarapa District: +51 Administrative and support services, South Wairarapa District: 0 Public administration and safety, South Wairarapa District: +87 Education and training, South Wairarapa District: +51 Health care and social assistance, South Wairarapa District: +75 Arts and recreation services, South Wairarapa District: +45 Other services, South Wairarapa District: +24
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 South Wairarapa District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (963 people or 20.1%)
  • Retail trade (360 people or 7.5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (351 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,674 people in total or 35.0% of the employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (20.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (7.0% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (6.5% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.9% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South Wairarapa District increased by 243 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Public administration and safety (+87 persons)
  • Health care and social assistance (+75 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-66 persons)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (-54 persons)

v16.07.05-1.0.8