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New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 October 2012
Key facts

Compared with February 2011, provisional figures at February 2012 showed:

  • There were 469,120 enterprises in New Zealand, a decrease of 0.8 percent.
  • Enterprise deaths exceeded enterprise births for the third consecutive year. 
  • There were 1.93 million paid employees (not an official employment statistic), an increase of 0.7 percent. 
  • Manufacturing remained the largest employer (224,200 employees) but the number of enterprises in this industry fell 1.8 percent.
  • Non-employing enterprises continued to dominate enterprise numbers, accounting for 69 percent of the total.
  • The number of paid employees in enterprises with 100 or more employees rose 1.1 percent. 
  • The number of business locations in the Christchurch central business district fell 34.6 percent, but the city as a whole had only a 2.5 percent decline. 

 Graph, Number of enterprises by industry, at February 2012.

 

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
30 October 2012
ISSN 1174-1988
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