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New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2006
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  26 October 2006
Highlights
  • At February 2006, the total number of non-farming businesses was 346,090, up 3.5 percent compared with February 2005.
  • More than three-quarters of businesses were located in the North Island, with 35 percent in the Auckland region.
  • More than one-third of all enterprises were engaged in property and business services, with 124,110 enterprises and approximately 221,600 employees.
  • The manufacturing sector continues to be the largest employer, with approximately 263,700 employees in February 2006.

Graph, Number of Enterprises by Industry.  

Brian Pink 26 October 2006
Government Statistician Cat 70.900 Set 06/07 – 062

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