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Industry sector of employment

More Wanganui District residents worked in manufacturing in 2013 than any other industry.

The Wanganui 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
Wanganui District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,0836.26.51,1856.26.8-102
Mining120.10.390.00.2+3
Manufacturing2,47214.19.42,41512.711.0+57
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1200.70.7840.40.5+36
Construction1,2397.17.61,5548.27.5-315
Wholesale trade4712.74.86153.25.0-144
Retail trade1,80610.39.42,06710.99.9-261
Accommodation and food services8614.95.69965.25.6-135
Transport, postal and warehousing4832.84.14922.64.1-9
Information media and telecommunications1650.91.82341.21.9-69
Financial and insurance services2821.63.43301.73.2-48
Rental, hiring and real estate services3061.82.53932.12.7-87
Professional, scientific and technical services8104.68.48134.37.8-3
Administrative and support services4112.43.34472.33.3-36
Public administration and safety1,1196.44.99184.84.1+201
Education and training1,5308.88.01,6088.47.2-78
Health care and social assistance2,46614.19.62,21411.68.1+252
Arts and recreation services2521.41.82761.41.6-24
Other services7774.43.98134.33.9-36
Not elsewhere included8194.74.01,5788.35.6-759

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, New Zealand: 6.5% Mining, New Zealand: 0.3% Manufacturing, New Zealand: 9.4% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, New Zealand: 0.7% Construction, New Zealand: 7.6% Wholesale trade, New Zealand: 4.8% Retail trade, New Zealand: 9.4% Accommodation and food services, New Zealand: 5.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, New Zealand: 4.1% Information media and telecommunications, New Zealand: 1.8% Financial and insurance services, New Zealand: 3.4% Rental, hiring and real estate services, New Zealand: 2.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, New Zealand: 8.4% Administrative and support services, New Zealand: 3.3% Public administration and safety, New Zealand: 4.9% Education and training, New Zealand: 8.0% Health care and social assistance, New Zealand: 9.6% Arts and recreation services, New Zealand: 1.8% Other services, New Zealand: 3.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Wanganui District: 6.2% Mining, Wanganui District: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wanganui District: 14.1% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wanganui District: 0.7% Construction, Wanganui District: 7.1% Wholesale trade, Wanganui District: 2.7% Retail trade, Wanganui District: 10.3% Accommodation and food services, Wanganui District: 4.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, Wanganui District: 2.8% Information media and telecommunications, Wanganui District: 0.9% Financial and insurance services, Wanganui District: 1.6% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wanganui District: 1.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, Wanganui District: 4.6% Administrative and support services, Wanganui District: 2.4% Public administration and safety, Wanganui District: 6.4% Education and training, Wanganui District: 8.8% Health care and social assistance, Wanganui District: 14.1% Arts and recreation services, Wanganui District: 1.4% Other services, Wanganui District: 4.4%
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, Wanganui District: -102 Mining, Wanganui District: +3 Manufacturing, Wanganui District: +57 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Wanganui District: +36 Construction, Wanganui District: -315 Wholesale trade, Wanganui District: -144 Retail trade, Wanganui District: -261 Accommodation and food services, Wanganui District: -135 Transport, postal and warehousing, Wanganui District: -9 Information media and telecommunications, Wanganui District: -69 Financial and insurance services, Wanganui District: -48 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Wanganui District: -87 Professional, scientific and technical services, Wanganui District: -3 Administrative and support services, Wanganui District: -36 Public administration and safety, Wanganui District: +201 Education and training, Wanganui District: -78 Health care and social assistance, Wanganui District: +252 Arts and recreation services, Wanganui District: -24 Other services, Wanganui District: -36
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 Wanganui District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,472 people or 14.1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2,466 people or 14.1%)
  • Retail trade (1,806 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,744 people in total or 38.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the New Zealand employed 9.4% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Health care and social assistance; and 9.4% in Retail trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Wanganui District and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (14.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (14.1% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in wholesale trade (2.7% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wanganui District decreased by 1,557 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Construction (-315 persons)
  • Retail trade (-261 persons)
  • Health care and social assistance (+252 persons)
  • Public administration and safety (+201 persons)

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