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South WairarapaCommunity profile

Aorangi Forest

Industry sector of employment

More Aorangi Forest residents worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2018 than any other industry.

Aorangi Forest’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.'

Industry sector of employment
Aorangi Forest20182013Change
Industry sectorNumber%South Wairarapa District %Number%South Wairarapa District %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, forestry and fishing32739.217.235145.320.1-24
Electricity, gas, water and waste services60.70.760.80.50
Wholesale trade212.52.7243.13.1-3
Retail trade394.78.1243.17.5+15
Accommodation and food services728.68.6455.87.1+27
Transport, postal and warehousing182.23.0151.93.1+3
Information media and telecommunications121.41.660.81.6+6
Financial and insurance services151.82.0121.62.9+3
Rental, hiring and real estate services121.41.5243.11.8-12
Professional, scientific and technical services607.29.7455.87.0+15
Administrative and support services273.22.991.22.0+18
Public administration and safety394.79.1182.36.5+21
Education and training303.66.1334.36.3-3
Health care and social assistance364.36.9364.77.30
Arts and recreation services91.11.391.21.80
Other services182.23.460.83.1+12
Not elsewhere included------364.74.2--
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 Aorangi Forest in 2018 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (327 people or 39.2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (72 people or 8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (60 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 459 people in total or 55.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, South Wairarapa District employed 17.2% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 8.6% in Accommodation and food services; and 9.7% in Professional, scientific and technical services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Aorangi Forest and South Wairarapa District were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (39.2% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (4.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (4.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (4.3% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Aorangi Forest increased by 60 between 2013 and 2018.

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

  • Accommodation and food services (+27 persons)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (-24 persons)
  • Public administration and safety (+21 persons)
  • Administrative and support services (+18 persons)

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