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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Canterbury Region
Business

Business demographics

Business demographic data for the year ended February 2013 showed that:

  • There were 64,849 business locations (geographic units) in Canterbury Region compared with 507,908 for all of New Zealand. This is an increase of 4.5 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Canterbury Region.
  • There were 262,140 paid employees in Canterbury Region compared with 1,941,040 for all New Zealand. This is an increase of 3.3 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Canterbury Region.

Top five industries in Canterbury Region
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee count Percent of total employee count
Manufacturing 33,520 12.8 211,710 10.9
Health care and social assistance 29,390 11.2 211,350 10.9
Retail trade 27,570 10.5 195,870 10.1
Construction 25,840 9.9 124,870 6.4
Education and training 20,700 7.9 167,240 8.6
 
1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06 V1.0).
Note: Some regions, territorial authorities, and local boards may have more than one industry with the same employee count but the table has been restricted to five industries.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: Business demographic data is sourced from a register of economically significant businesses which is maintained by Statistics New Zealand. See data quality information on business demographics.

Employee count data has been randomly rounded. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs.

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