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Carterton DistrictCommunity profile

Carterton District

Industry sector of employment

More Carterton District residents worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2018 than any other industry.

Carterton 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.'

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Industry sector of employment
Carterton District20182013Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, forestry and fishing65413.81.769917.21.8-45
Electricity, gas, water and waste services511.10.9240.60.8+27
Wholesale trade1413.03.21112.73.4+30
Retail trade3848.18.23849.58.70
Accommodation and food services2585.46.61804.45.6+78
Transport, postal and warehousing1653.53.51353.33.6+30
Information media and telecommunications360.82.7451.12.9-9
Financial and insurance services1052.24.1872.15.3+18
Rental, hiring and real estate services811.71.6541.31.9+27
Professional, scientific and technical services4058.513.42526.212.3+153
Administrative and support services1473.14.41052.63.5+42
Public administration and safety3126.612.92496.111.5+63
Education and training3908.28.33248.08.6+66
Health care and social assistance4659.89.43699.19.3+96
Arts and recreation services541.12.2421.02.3+12
Other services1894.03.81503.73.9+39
Not elsewhere included------1353.33.1--
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
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Please note that in the 2018 Census, where data are not provided, responses are sourced from administrative datasets, in line with the procedures developed by Statistics New Zealand to supplement the 2018 dataset. Due to this, there is no "Not elsewhere included" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Carterton District in 2018 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (654 people or 13.8%)
  • Manufacturing (477 people or 10.1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (465 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,596 people in total or 33.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Wellington Region employed 1.7% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 5.3% in Manufacturing; and 9.4% in Health care and social assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (13.8% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (10.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (6.6% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (8.5% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Carterton District increased by 675 between 2013 and 2018.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2013 and 2018 in Carterton District were for those employed in:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services (+153 persons)
  • Manufacturing (+105 persons)
  • Health care and social assistance (+96 persons)
  • Construction (+78 persons)

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