Financial business enterprises in New Zealand

By employee count, as at February 2018

Definitions

Institutional sector: Institutional sector is an economic entity that is capable in its own right, of owning assets, incurring liabilities and engaging in economic activities and in transactions with other entities.
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 (EC): Employee count is a head-count of all salary and wage earners for the February reference month.

For more information

http://datainfoplus.stats.govt.nz/Item/nz.govt.stats/bdb02aa2-866e-418f-83e8-342234867a0f

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).

Inclusions

Business demography statistics coverage is limited to economically significant enterprises that are engaged in producing goods and services in New Zealand. An enterprise must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- annual expenses or sales subject to GST of more than $30,000
- 12-month rolling mean employee count of greater than three
- part of a group of enterprises
- registered for GST and involved in agriculture or forestry
- over $40,000 of income recorded in the IR10 annual tax return (this includes some units in residential property leasing and rental).

Exclusions

All non-trading or dormant enterprises, as well as enterprises outside New Zealand, are excluded from business demography statistics.

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

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Business Demography Statistics: Enterprises by institutional sector and employee count size 2018

Webpage:

http://nzdotstat.stats.govt.nz/WBOS/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=TABLECODE7610

How to find the data

Data is displayed at URL provided. All variables were selected in order to create this dataset.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Business Demography Statistics: Enterprises by institutional sector and employee count size 2018

From the dataset Business Demography Statistics: Enterprises by institutional sector and employee count size 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 2-1,597
  • Column: 5
  • Provided: 1,596 data points

This data forms the table Business - Enterprises and employees by employee count size and institutional sector 2000–2018.

Dataset originally released on:

October 26, 2018

About this dataset

Business demography statistics provide an annual snapshot (at February) of the structure and characteristics of New Zealand businesses. The series covers economically significant enterprises that are engaged in producing goods and services in New Zealand.