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New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 October 2014
Key facts

Provisional figures at February 2014 showed:

  • New Zealand had 487,880 enterprises, up 2.5 percent from February 2013.
  • There were 8,850 more enterprise births than deaths over the year.
  • There were almost two million paid employees (not an official employment statistic), up 2.7 percent from February 2013.
  • Nearly all industries had more enterprises and employees than at February 2013.
  • New Zealand had 1,030 high-growth enterprises – 160 in the construction industry.
  • Two out of three employees in New Zealand worked for a limited liability company.
  • There were 970 Māori enterprises, and 8,500 employees working for these enterprises.

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Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
30 October 2014
ISSN 1174-1988
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