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New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 October 2011
Key facts

Compared with February 2010, provisional figures at February 2011 showed:

  • There were 470,050 enterprises, down 0.6 percent.
  • The number of enterprises fell for the second consecutive year (each of the preceding eight years saw an increase).
  • There were 42,370 enterprise births over the year, down 9.1 percent.
  • There were 48,950 enterprises that ceased over the year, down 7.9 percent.
  • There were 1.91 million paid employees (not an official employment statistic), up 0.4 percent.
  • Rental, hiring, and real estate services remained the largest industry with one-fifth of all enterprises.
  • The manufacturing industry continued to be the largest employer (225,300 employees), but this number was down 1.3 percent.
  • The Auckland region (which has the same geographic boundaries as the Auckland Council) had 32 percent of all business locations and 33 percent of all paid employees.

 

 Graph, Number of enterprises by industry, at February 2011.

Cathryn Ashley-Jones
Acting Government Statistician
31 October 2011
ISSN 1174-1988
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