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Industry of workforce

In 2013, more of the workforce in Wellington City was employed in professional, scientific and technical services than any other industry.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Wellington City 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
Wellington City20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2700.22.72520.22.9+18
Mining1530.10.11260.10.1+27
Manufacturing3,2342.55.34,2783.87.4-1,044
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1,0980.90.83990.40.4+699
Construction4,3173.45.24,0143.65.0+303
Wholesale trade3,1052.43.33,3903.03.9-285
Retail trade8,6136.89.18,4247.59.8+189
Accommodation and food services7,3955.85.76,0515.45.3+1,344
Transport, postal and warehousing4,4973.53.33,0962.82.9+1,401
Information media and telecommunications5,4814.33.04,4344.03.0+1,047
Financial and insurance services10,4378.25.59,4928.55.6+945
Rental, hiring and real estate services2,4631.92.12,8382.52.7-375
Professional, scientific and technical services21,55516.912.718,93617.012.6+2,619
Administrative and support services4,5063.53.14,7314.23.4-225
Public administration and safety21,06316.511.916,64714.910.3+4,416
Education and training9,9487.89.07,8787.18.3+2,070
Health care and social assistance9,8947.89.57,8937.18.3+2,001
Arts and recreation services3,4682.72.42,5802.32.0+888
Other services4,9443.94.14,7914.34.4+153
Not elsewhere included1,0170.81.01,4041.31.6-387

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, Wellington City: 0.2% Mining, Wellington City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wellington City: 2.5% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington City: 0.9% Construction, Wellington City: 3.4% Wholesale trade, Wellington City: 2.4% Retail trade, Wellington City: 6.8% Accommodation and food services, Wellington City: 5.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington City: 3.5% Information media and telecommunications, Wellington City: 4.3% Financial and insurance services, Wellington City: 8.2% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington City: 1.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington City: 16.9% Administrative and support services, Wellington City: 3.5% Public administration and safety, Wellington City: 16.5% Education and training, Wellington City: 7.8% Health care and social assistance, Wellington City: 7.8% Arts and recreation services, Wellington City: 2.7% Other services, Wellington City: 3.9%
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, Wellington City: +18 Mining, Wellington City: +27 Manufacturing, Wellington City: -1,044 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wellington City: +699 Construction, Wellington City: +303 Wholesale trade, Wellington City: -285 Retail trade, Wellington City: +189 Accommodation and food services, Wellington City: +1,344 Transport, postal and warehousing, Wellington City: +1,401 Information media and telecommunications, Wellington City: +1,047 Financial and insurance services, Wellington City: +945 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wellington City: -375 Professional, scientific and technical services, Wellington City: +2,619 Administrative and support services, Wellington City: -225 Public administration and safety, Wellington City: +4,416 Education and training, Wellington City: +2,070 Health care and social assistance, Wellington City: +2,001 Arts and recreation services, Wellington City: +888 Other services, Wellington City: +153
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 Wellington City in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services (21,555 people or 16.9%)
  • Public administration and safety (21,063 people or 16.5%)
  • Financial and insurance services (10,437 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 53,055 people in total or 41.6% of the workforce.

In comparison, the Wellington Region employed 12.7% in Professional, scientific and technical services; 11.9% in Public administration and safety; and 5.5% in Financial and insurance services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Wellington City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed in public administration and safety (16.5% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in professional, scientific and technical services (16.9% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in financial and insurance services (8.2% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in manufacturing (2.5% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Wellington City increased by 15,804 people between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Public administration and safety (+4,416 people)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (+2,619 people)
  • Education and training (+2,070 people)
  • Health care and social assistance (+2,001 people)

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