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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Industry sector of employment

More Thames-Coromandel District residents worked in construction in 2018 than any other industry.

Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Industry sectorNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2013 to 2018
Agriculture, forestry and fishing9937.210.31,0629.312.1-69
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1080.81.0750.71.1+33
Wholesale trade3452.54.03212.84.0+24
Retail trade1,67112.18.91,40712.39.3+264
Accommodation and food services1,63211.86.21,1199.85.6+513
Transport, postal and warehousing5103.73.53573.13.3+153
Information media and telecommunications1170.80.9780.70.9+39
Financial and insurance services1381.01.61471.32.0-9
Rental, hiring and real estate services3812.81.84353.82.5-54
Professional, scientific and technical services7985.88.35014.46.1+297
Administrative and support services5524.03.73783.32.9+174
Public administration and safety5043.74.73272.94.2+177
Education and training9486.98.68017.08.2+147
Health care and social assistance1,3449.89.51,0839.49.6+261
Arts and recreation services3092.21.92432.11.8+66
Other services5644.13.84473.94.0+117
Not elsewhere included------5885.14.2--
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 refer to specific data notes for more information

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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (1,752 people or 12.7%)
  • Retail trade (1,671 people or 12.1%)
  • Accommodation and food services (1,632 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,055 people in total or 36.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Waikato Region employed 9.6% in Construction; 8.9% in Retail trade; and 6.2% in Accommodation and food services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Thames-Coromandel District and Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (11.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (12.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (12.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (7.8% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Thames-Coromandel District increased by 2,304 between 2013 and 2018.

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

  • Construction (+528 persons)
  • Accommodation and food services (+513 persons)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (+297 persons)
  • Retail trade (+264 persons)

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