Total employment in the New Zealand tech sector, compared to dairy and tourism
2015, number of people employed (estimated)
The ICT Sector includes the following ANZSIC codes: J542, J580, J591, J592, F349, M700, C241, C2421, C2422 & C2429.
The High-tech Manufacturing Sector includes the following ANZSIC codes: C243, C239, C184, C244, C181, C245, C246, C249, C231, C241, C2421, C2422 & C2429.
The Tech Sector is the sum of the two groups above.
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Digital Nation New Zealand: Tech Sector Highlights
How to find the data
This data was supplied to Figure.NZ by NZIER. It is based on data sourced from Statistics New Zealand
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Digital Nation New Zealand: Tech Sector Highlights
From the dataset Digital Nation New Zealand: Tech Sector Highlights, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Tech sector highlights
- Provided: 30 data points
This data forms the table Technology - Tech Sector Highlights 2015.
Dataset originally released on:
June 21, 2016
Purpose of collection
These tables were published on Figure.NZ as digital support for the NZTech report titled "Digital Nation New Zealand, from tech sector to digital nation”. The aim of this report is to deepen understanding and discussions about the benefits technology brings and the role that it could play in redefining the New Zealand we live in.
NZTech is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to create a prosperous New Zealand led by a vibrant technology sector. NZTech engaged independent economic consultancy, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) to analyse the sector and provide input into this report. Given the complexity of the task, another independent economic consultancy, Sapere was engaged to provide a peer review.
Method of collection/Data provider
Tech Sector data (NZIER analysis):
Contribution to GDP and Industry output are derived from to NZIER-TERM CGE model database.
Contribution to exports is based on a combination of actual medium and high-tech manufactures exports for 2015 from StatsNZ, and an estimate based on Sales of information and communication technology, Information and Communication Technology Supply Survey: 2014 (http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/industry_sectors/information_technology_and_communications/ICTSupplySurvey_HOTP14.aspx)
Employment figures derived from Statistics New Zealand Business Demography Statistics, Employee count, Geographic units by region and industry 2000-15 (http://nzdotstat.stats.govt.nz/wbos/index.aspx#).
Contribution to GDP: NZIER estimates from Statistics NZ based on dairy products contributing 1.47% and dairy cattle farming contributing 2.6%.
Contribution to exports: Statistics New Zealand, 2015. Media Release: Goods and Services Trade by Country: Year ended June 2015.
Employment: DairyNZ, 2015. QuickStats about dairying - New Zealand
Contribution to GDP: Statistics New Zealand, 2015. Industry Sectors: Tourism Satellite Account - Summary Results.
Contribution to exports: Statistics New Zealand, 2015. Industry Sectors: Tourism Satellite Account - Summary Results.
Employment: Statistics New Zealand, 2015. Industry Sectors: Tourism Satellite Account - Employment.