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New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 October 2015
Key facts

Provisional figures at February 2015 showed:

  • New Zealand had 502,170 enterprises, up 1.9 percent from February 2014.
  • These enterprises had just over two million paid employees (not an official employment statistic), up 2.3 percent from February 2014.
  • Most industries had more enterprises and employees than at February 2014.
  • Construction industry had 6.4 percent more employees than at February 2014 – the highest rise for any industry.
  • Auckland region recorded 2.9 percent more business locations and 3.7 percent more employees – the highest increase for any region.
  • Less than one-third of all enterprises had any paid employees.
  • 1,050 Māori enterprises had 10,300 employees.

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Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1174-1988
29 October 2015

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