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Wairoa District

Industry of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing65423.312.673224.113.0-78
Mining60.20.300.00.3+6
Manufacturing54619.512.766321.814.0-117
Electricity, gas, water and waste services271.00.9270.90.60
Construction1505.36.31775.86.2-27
Wholesale trade271.03.5421.43.5-15
Retail trade1987.110.22648.711.5-66
Accommodation and food services1083.96.31264.16.7-18
Transport, postal and warehousing602.13.3421.43.2+18
Information media and telecommunications240.90.8240.80.90
Financial and insurance services271.01.8240.81.9+3
Rental, hiring and real estate services541.92.7421.42.8+12
Professional, scientific and technical services752.75.7602.05.1+15
Administrative and support services361.32.9361.22.90
Public administration and safety1174.24.01083.63.5+9
Education and training29710.68.82889.57.7+9
Health care and social assistance2288.110.21866.18.6+42
Arts and recreation services391.41.8301.01.5+9
Other services903.23.9933.14.1-3
Not elsewhere included421.51.3752.52.0-33

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 12.6% Mining, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.3% Manufacturing, Hawke's Bay Region: 12.7% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.9% Construction, Hawke's Bay Region: 6.3% Wholesale trade, Hawke's Bay Region: 3.5% Retail trade, Hawke's Bay Region: 10.2% Accommodation and food services, Hawke's Bay Region: 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, Hawke's Bay Region: 3.3% Information media and telecommunications, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.8% Financial and insurance services, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.8% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, Hawke's Bay Region: 5.7% Administrative and support services, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.9% Public administration and safety, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.0% Education and training, Hawke's Bay Region: 8.8% Health care and social assistance, Hawke's Bay Region: 10.2% Arts and recreation services, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.8% Other services, Hawke's Bay Region: 3.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Wairoa District: 23.3% Mining, Wairoa District: 0.2% Manufacturing, Wairoa District: 19.5% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wairoa District: 1.0% Construction, Wairoa District: 5.3% Wholesale trade, Wairoa District: 1.0% Retail trade, Wairoa District: 7.1% Accommodation and food services, Wairoa District: 3.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wairoa District: 2.1% Information media and telecommunications, Wairoa District: 0.9% Financial and insurance services, Wairoa District: 1.0% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wairoa District: 1.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wairoa District: 2.7% Administrative and support services, Wairoa District: 1.3% Public administration and safety, Wairoa District: 4.2% Education and training, Wairoa District: 10.6% Health care and social assistance, Wairoa District: 8.1% Arts and recreation services, Wairoa District: 1.4% Other services, Wairoa District: 3.2%
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, Wairoa District: -78 Mining, Wairoa District: +6 Manufacturing, Wairoa District: -117 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wairoa District: 0 Construction, Wairoa District: -27 Wholesale trade, Wairoa District: -15 Retail trade, Wairoa District: -66 Accommodation and food services, Wairoa District: -18 Transport, postal and warehousing, Wairoa District: +18 Information media and telecommunications, Wairoa District: 0 Financial and insurance services, Wairoa District: +3 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wairoa District: +12 Professional, scientific and technical services, Wairoa District: +15 Administrative and support services, Wairoa District: 0 Public administration and safety, Wairoa District: +9 Education and training, Wairoa District: +9 Health care and social assistance, Wairoa District: +42 Arts and recreation services, Wairoa District: +9 Other services, Wairoa District: -3
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 Wairoa District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (654 people or 23.3%)
  • Manufacturing (546 people or 19.5%)
  • Education and training (297 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,497 people in total or 53.4% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Hawke's Bay Region employed 12.6% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 12.7% in Manufacturing; and 8.8% in Education and training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Wairoa District and the Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (23.3% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in manufacturing (19.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in retail trade (7.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in professional, scientific and technical services (2.7% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Wairoa District decreased by 234 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Manufacturing (-117 people)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (-78 people)
  • Retail trade (-66 people)
  • Health care and social assistance (+42 people)

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