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In 2018, more of the workforce in Ashburton District Council 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 Ashburton District Council 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.
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|Workforce industry sector of employment|
|Ashburton District Council||2018||2013||Change|
|Industry sector||Number||%||New Zealand %||Number||%||New Zealand %||2013 to 2018|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||4,323||26.0||5.9||3,717||24.8||6.5||+606|
|Electricity, gas, water and waste services||168||1.0||0.7||114||0.8||0.7||+54|
|Accommodation and food services||753||4.5||6.5||669||4.5||5.6||+84|
|Transport, postal and warehousing||501||3.0||4.3||420||2.8||4.1||+81|
|Information media and telecommunications||108||0.6||1.6||171||1.1||1.8||-63|
|Financial and insurance services||270||1.6||2.7||255||1.7||3.4||+15|
|Rental, hiring and real estate services||255||1.5||2.0||285||1.9||2.5||-30|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||1,152||6.9||9.9||567||3.8||8.4||+585|
|Administrative and support services||375||2.3||4.6||210||1.4||3.3||+165|
|Public administration and safety||402||2.4||5.4||261||1.7||4.9||+141|
|Education and training||909||5.5||8.1||870||5.8||8.0||+39|
|Health care and social assistance||981||5.9||9.5||912||6.1||9.6||+69|
|Arts and recreation services||159||1.0||1.8||168||1.1||1.8||-9|
|Not elsewhere included||--||--||--||177||1.2||4.0||--|
An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Ashburton District Council in 2018 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
In combination these three industries employed 7,839 people in total or 47.1% of the workforce.
In comparison, New Zealand employed 5.9% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 9.8% in Manufacturing; and 9.2% in Construction.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Ashburton District Council and New Zealand were:
The workforce in Ashburton District Council increased by 1,629 people between 2013 and 2018.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2013 and 2018 in Ashburton District Council were for those employed in:
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