Business - Enterprises by employee count size and overseas equity 2000–2014

Stats NZ

Definitions

Enterprise Units are assigned a percentage between 0 and 100 to indicate their degree of overseas ownership.
Overseas Equity information is collected from only medium and large enterprises.
There are 4 categories to classify the degree of overseas ownership.
- is less than 1% overseas ownership
- is 1% or more but less than 25% overseas ownership
- is 25% or more but less than 50% overseas ownership
- is 50% or more overseas ownership
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. Due to rounding, individual figures may not always sum to the stated total(s).

Data calculation/treatment

Due to rounding, individual figures may not always sum to the stated total(s).
Confidential values are suppressed. These do not appear in the published table.

Limitations of the data

Business demographic statistics give an annual snapshot (as at February) of the structure and characteristics of New Zealand businesses.
Statistics NZ developed a new business demography series and released the first results in early 2008.
The new series is based on the Statistic New Zealand Longitudinal Business Frame (LBF) and its advantages include:
- expanded industry coverage
- greater accuracy in the identification of business births and deaths
- the ability to efficiently incorporate changes to published data at a later stage.

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 Statistic NZ Business Frame, which generally includes all employing units and those enterprises with GST turnover greater than $30,000 per year.
Business demographic statistics are produced annually from the Statistics New Zealand Longitudinal Business Frame as at February.

Changes to data collection/processing

For a period of time prior to 2002 the agricultural units (ANZSIC 06 subdivision A01) on the Business Frame (BF) were maintained to a lower quality level than other units on the BF. From 2002 a programme of annual agricultural production statistics was reintroduced with consequential improvements in the BF quality. From 2004 the quality of the agricultural units on the BF is considered robust. Prior to this some of the changes in business demography statistics for agriculture reflect quality improvements in the BF, rather than actual changes.

The business demography series shows a small drop in the total number of enterprises from 2000 to 2001. This was caused by a change in June 2000 to the methodology used to add new units to the BF. New non-employing units were only added to the BF after administrative data sources reported that they displayed sufficient activity to meet the BF economic significance conditions, previously that had been added to the frame at an earlier date. The change only influenced non-employing businesses.

The business demography series shows a significant increase in the number of enterprises in 2004, particularly in ANZSIC06 divisions K Financial and Insurance Services, and L Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services. This was largely a consequence of improved use of administrative data to maintain the BF. Most of the enterprises added were non-employing businesses.
Other factors related to the representation of businesses on the BF can also influence time series data.
Business demography time series statistics can be influenced by structural changes in businesses. These changes may include business mergers, one business taking over another business, or a business selling part of its activities. This can cause significant movement in an industry (ANZSIC06) time series of employee count data. For example in a business takeover where one enterprise is absorbed into another enterprise, the employees of the smaller enterprise will typically become classified to the ANZSIC06 of the larger enterprise.

Many enterprises undertake a range of business activities simultaneously. For example they manufacture and wholesale goods and their activities can be across a range of commodities that cross ANZSIC06 boundaries. Enterprises are classified to ANZSIC06 on the BF on the basis of predominant activity. Movements in time series of ANZSIC06 data can be caused by the predominant activity of enterprises changing. This can cause what appears to be a significant change in an industry time series. These changes need to be interpreted with caution as the business activity may be largely continuing under a different predominant industry classification.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Business Demography Statistics: Enterprises by employee count size and overseas equity 2014

Webpage:

http://nzdotstat.stats.govt.nz/WBOS/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=TABLECODE7611#

How to find the data

Data is displayed at URL provided. To customise the dataset, select Customise > Selection > Overseas equity, and choose Select > Select all. Do the same with other variables so all variables are selected, then choose Export > your export format of choice.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Business Demography Statistics: Enterprises by employee count size and overseas equity 2014

From the dataset Business Demography Statistics: Enterprises by employee count size and overseas equity 2014, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 2-1,201
  • Column: 5
  • Provided: 1,200 data points

Purpose of collection

Business demographic statistics give an annual snapshot (as at February) of the structure and characteristics of New Zealand businesses.
Statistics NZ developed a new business demography series and released the first results in early 2008.
The new series is based on the Statistic New Zealand Longitudinal Business Frame (LBF) and its advantages include:
- expanded industry coverage
- greater accuracy in the identification of business births and deaths
- the ability to efficiently incorporate changes to published data at a later stage.

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 Statistic NZ Business Frame, which generally includes all employing units and those enterprises with GST turnover greater than $30,000 per year.
Business demographic statistics are produced annually from the Statistics New Zealand Longitudinal Business Frame as at February.