Foreign-controlled enterprises in New Zealand
By industry, as at February 2018, number of enterprises
Enterprises: A business or service entity operating in New Zealand. It can be a company, partnership, trust, estate, incorporated society, producer board, local or central government organisation, voluntary organisation or self-employed individual.
Employee Count: Employee count is a head-count of all salary and wage earners for the February reference month.
Control classification: Control is the ability to determine the general corporate policy of the institutional unit. In general, an institutional unit is under foreign control if a non-resident unit owns more than 50 percent of the unit’s equity. This can be passed down indirectly (cascade) to subsidiaries, as long as the ownership level stays above 50 percent.
Limitations of the data
There are a number of limitations associated with business demography data. These limitations include:
- Non-coverage of 'small' enterprises that fall below the economic significance criteria on Statistics New Zealand's Business Register (BR).
- Lags in recording business births and deaths.
- Difficulties in maintaining industrial and business classifications for smaller firms (that are primarily maintained using administrative data).
Business demography statistics are limited to economically significant individual, private-sector and public-sector enterprises that are engaged in the production of goods and services in New Zealand. These enterprises are maintained on the Statistics New Zealand's Business Register, which generally includes all employing units and those enterprises with GST turnover greater than $30,000 per year.
Changes to data collection/processing
Up to 2015 business demography sereies was based on the Statistic New Zealand Longitudinal Business Frame (LBF).
From 2016 business demography series is based on the Statistic New Zealand Business Register (BR).
Data provided by
Business Demography Statistics: Enterprises by control classification and industry 2018
How to find the data
Data is displayed at URL provided. To create this dataset, all variables were selected.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Business Demography Statistics: Enterprises by control classification and industry 2018, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 2-3,725
- Column: 5
- Provided: 3,724 data points
This data forms the table Business - Enterprises and employees by control classification and industry 2000–2018.
Dataset originally released on:
October 26, 2018
About this dataset
Business demographic statistics give an annual snapshot (as at February) of the structure and characteristics of New Zealand businesses.