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New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 October 2010
Highlights

Provisional figures at February 2010 showed:

  • 470,350 enterprises, down 1.7 percent compared with February 2009
  • 43,700 enterprise births over the year, down 20.4 percent from the previous year
  • 55,040 enterprises ceased over the year, up 6.0 percent from the previous year
  • a total of 1.890 million paid employees (a business size measure statistic, not an official employment statistic), down 1.9 percent from 2009
  • one-fifth of all enterprises were in the rental, hiring, and real estate services industry
  • the manufacturing industry was the largest employer (227,300 employees)
  • the new Auckland Council region that comes into existence on 1 November 2010 had an estimated 31 percent of the business locations in New Zealand.

 Graph, Number of enterprises by industry.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
29 October 2010
ISSN 1174-1988
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