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South Wairarapa District

Industry of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in South Wairarapa 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 South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing98427.82.793928.82.9+45
Mining----0.160.20.1--
Manufacturing2557.25.32949.07.4-39
Electricity, gas, water and waste services60.20.860.20.40
Construction2497.05.22317.15.0+18
Wholesale trade1083.13.3812.53.9+27
Retail trade3279.29.12798.59.8+48
Accommodation and food services36310.35.734810.75.3+15
Transport, postal and warehousing692.03.3692.12.90
Information media and telecommunications391.13.0150.53.0+24
Financial and insurance services541.55.5240.75.6+30
Rental, hiring and real estate services752.12.1962.92.7-21
Professional, scientific and technical services1654.712.71594.912.6+6
Administrative and support services842.43.1631.93.4+21
Public administration and safety812.311.9541.710.3+27
Education and training2346.69.01775.48.3+57
Health care and social assistance2256.49.51715.28.3+54
Arts and recreation services481.42.4300.92.0+18
Other services1022.94.11023.14.40
Not elsewhere included692.01.01203.71.6-51

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, South Wairarapa District: 27.8% Manufacturing, South Wairarapa District: 7.2% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, South Wairarapa District: 0.2% Construction, South Wairarapa District: 7.0% Wholesale trade, South Wairarapa District: 3.1% Retail trade, South Wairarapa District: 9.2% Accommodation and food services, South Wairarapa District: 10.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, South Wairarapa District: 2.0% Information media and telecommunications, South Wairarapa District: 1.1% Financial and insurance services, South Wairarapa District: 1.5% Rental, hiring and real estate services, South Wairarapa District: 2.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, South Wairarapa District: 4.7% Administrative and support services, South Wairarapa District: 2.4% Public administration and safety, South Wairarapa District: 2.3% Education and training, South Wairarapa District: 6.6% Health care and social assistance, South Wairarapa District: 6.4% Arts and recreation services, South Wairarapa District: 1.4% Other services, South Wairarapa 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, South Wairarapa District: +45 Manufacturing, South Wairarapa District: -39 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, South Wairarapa District: 0 Construction, South Wairarapa District: +18 Wholesale trade, South Wairarapa District: +27 Retail trade, South Wairarapa District: +48 Accommodation and food services, South Wairarapa District: +15 Transport, postal and warehousing, South Wairarapa District: 0 Information media and telecommunications, South Wairarapa District: +24 Financial and insurance services, South Wairarapa District: +30 Rental, hiring and real estate services, South Wairarapa District: -21 Professional, scientific and technical services, South Wairarapa District: +6 Administrative and support services, South Wairarapa District: +21 Public administration and safety, South Wairarapa District: +27 Education and training, South Wairarapa District: +57 Health care and social assistance, South Wairarapa District: +54 Arts and recreation services, South Wairarapa District: +18 Other services, South Wairarapa District: 0
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 South Wairarapa District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (984 people or 27.8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (363 people or 10.3%)
  • Retail trade (327 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,674 people in total or 47.3% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 2.7% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 5.7% in Accommodation and food services; and 9.1% in Retail trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (27.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in accommodation and food services (10.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in public administration and safety (2.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.7% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in South Wairarapa District increased by 273 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Education and training (+57 people)
  • Health care and social assistance (+54 people)
  • Retail trade (+48 people)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (+45 people)

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