svg rectangle color
Carterton DistrictCommunity profile

Carterton District

Industry of workforce

In 2018, more of the workforce in Carterton District 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 Carterton District 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 industry sector of employment
Carterton District20182013Change
Industry sectorNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, forestry and fishing59717.71.768122.72.7-84
Electricity, gas, water and waste services481.40.990.30.8+39
Wholesale trade842.53.2602.03.3+24
Retail trade2437.28.12468.29.1-3
Accommodation and food services1504.46.51173.95.7+33
Transport, postal and warehousing1654.93.5933.13.3+72
Information media and telecommunications210.62.7150.53.0+6
Financial and insurance services331.04.1210.75.5+12
Rental, hiring and real estate services662.01.6692.32.1-3
Professional, scientific and technical services2286.813.41625.412.7+66
Administrative and support services1444.34.4903.03.1+54
Public administration and safety1173.513.0662.211.9+51
Education and training2467.38.32076.99.0+39
Health care and social assistance2467.39.31715.79.5+75
Arts and recreation services300.92.2331.12.4-3
Other services1113.33.8993.34.1+12
Not elsewhere included------451.51.0--
Total people3,372100.0100.02,997100.0100.0+375
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating:(Industries) High
Stats NZ data quality rating (Workplace): Medium

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.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

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

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (597 people or 17.7%)
  • Manufacturing (543 people or 16.1%)
  • Construction (297 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,437 people in total or 42.6% of the workforce.

In comparison, Wellington Region employed 1.7% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 5.3% in Manufacturing; and 7.8% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (17.7% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in manufacturing (16.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in public administration and safety (3.5% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.8% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The workforce in Carterton District increased by 375 people between 2013 and 2018.

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

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (-84 people)
  • Health care and social assistance (+75 people)
  • Transport, postal and warehousing (+72 people)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (+66 people)

DISCLAIMER: While all due care has been taken to ensure that the content of this website is accurate and current, there may be errors or omissions in it and no legal responsibility is accepted for the information and opinions in this website.

Please view our Privacy Policy, Terms of use and Legal notices.

ABS Data and the copyright in the ABS Data remains the property of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The copyright in the way .id has modified, transformed or reconfigured the ABS Data as published on this website remains the property of .id. ABS Data can be accessed from the Australian Bureau of Statistics at ABS data can be used under license - terms published on ABS website. if you have any queries or wish to distribute any ABS data.