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More Wellington Region residents worked in professional, scientific and technical services in 2018 than any other industry.
the Wellington Region’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.
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|Industry sector of employment|
|Industry sector||Number||%||North Island %||Number||%||North Island %||2013 to 2018|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||4,707||1.7||5.0||4,251||1.8||5.5||+456|
|Electricity, gas, water and waste services||2,448||0.9||0.7||1,887||0.8||0.7||+561|
|Accommodation and food services||18,150||6.6||6.3||13,239||5.6||5.4||+4,911|
|Transport, postal and warehousing||9,696||3.5||4.3||8,466||3.6||4.0||+1,230|
|Information media and telecommunications||7,401||2.7||1.8||6,834||2.9||2.0||+567|
|Financial and insurance services||11,403||4.1||2.9||12,423||5.3||3.8||-1,020|
|Rental, hiring and real estate services||4,374||1.6||2.0||4,554||1.9||2.5||-180|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||37,014||13.4||10.6||28,884||12.3||9.0||+8,130|
|Administrative and support services||12,063||4.4||4.7||8,151||3.5||3.5||+3,912|
|Public administration and safety||35,535||12.9||5.8||27,102||11.5||5.3||+8,433|
|Education and training||22,920||8.3||8.3||20,226||8.6||8.2||+2,694|
|Health care and social assistance||25,794||9.4||9.5||21,885||9.3||9.6||+3,909|
|Arts and recreation services||6,039||2.2||1.8||5,439||2.3||1.8||+600|
|Not elsewhere included||--||--||--||7,227||3.1||4.1||--|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Wellington Region in 2018 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
In combination these three industries employed 98,343 people in total or 35.7% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, North Island employed 10.6% in Professional, scientific and technical services; 5.8% in Public administration and safety; and 9.5% in Health care and social assistance.
The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Wellington Region and North Island were:
The number of employed people in Wellington Region increased by 40,191 between 2013 and 2018.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2013 and 2018 in the Wellington Region were for those employed in:
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