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Industry sector of employment

More Wellington City residents worked in professional, scientific and technical services in 2013 than any other industry.

The Wellington City’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
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Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3330.31.83690.42.0-36
Mining1200.10.11110.10.1+9
Manufacturing2,9732.85.14,1074.06.7-1,134
Electricity, gas, water and waste services8130.80.84170.40.4+396
Construction4,2544.06.54,7074.66.8-453
Wholesale trade2,8922.73.43,1143.03.8-222
Retail trade8,0377.68.78,4698.39.4-432
Accommodation and food services6,9876.65.66,2616.15.3+726
Transport, postal and warehousing3,1923.03.63,2313.13.6-39
Information media and telecommunications4,3114.12.93,8223.72.8+489
Financial and insurance services6,7776.45.36,6906.55.2+87
Rental, hiring and real estate services2,0792.01.92,6672.62.6-588
Professional, scientific and technical services17,13616.312.316,07115.711.7+1,065
Administrative and support services3,5553.43.54,1494.03.7-594
Public administration and safety14,21713.511.512,46812.19.8+1,749
Education and training9,0908.68.67,8487.67.5+1,242
Health care and social assistance9,0038.69.37,8427.68.0+1,161
Arts and recreation services3,0632.92.32,5382.52.0+525
Other services3,8883.73.94,0203.94.1-132
Not elsewhere included2,5232.43.13,7323.64.5-1,209

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, Wellington City: 0.3% Mining, Wellington City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wellington City: 2.8% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington City: 0.8% Construction, Wellington City: 4.0% Wholesale trade, Wellington City: 2.7% Retail trade, Wellington City: 7.6% Accommodation and food services, Wellington City: 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington City: 3.0% Information media and telecommunications, Wellington City: 4.1% Financial and insurance services, Wellington City: 6.4% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington City: 2.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington City: 16.3% Administrative and support services, Wellington City: 3.4% Public administration and safety, Wellington City: 13.5% Education and training, Wellington City: 8.6% Health care and social assistance, Wellington City: 8.6% Arts and recreation services, Wellington City: 2.9% Other services, Wellington City: 3.7%
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, Wellington City: -36 Mining, Wellington City: +9 Manufacturing, Wellington City: -1,134 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington City: +396 Construction, Wellington City: -453 Wholesale trade, Wellington City: -222 Retail trade, Wellington City: -432 Accommodation and food services, Wellington City: +726 Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington City: -39 Information media and telecommunications, Wellington City: +489 Financial and insurance services, Wellington City: +87 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington City: -588 Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington City: +1,065 Administrative and support services, Wellington City: -594 Public administration and safety, Wellington City: +1,749 Education and training, Wellington City: +1,242 Health care and social assistance, Wellington City: +1,161 Arts and recreation services, Wellington City: +525 Other services, Wellington City: -132
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 Wellington City in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services (17,136 people or 16.3%)
  • Public administration and safety (14,217 people or 13.5%)
  • Education and training (9,090 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 40,443 people in total or 38.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 12.3% in Professional, scientific and technical services; 11.5% in Public administration and safety; and 8.6% in Education and training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Wellington City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (16.3% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (13.5% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (4.0% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (2.8% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wellington City increased by 2,610 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2013 in the Wellington City were for those employed in:

  • Public administration and safety (+1,749 persons)
  • Education and training (+1,242 persons)
  • Health care and social assistance (+1,161 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-1,134 persons)

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