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New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 October 2016
Key facts

Provisional figures at February 2016 showed:

  • New Zealand had 515,050 enterprises, up 1.6 percent from February 2015.
  • These enterprises engaged 2.1 million paid employees (not an official employment statistic), up 2.4 percent from February 2015.
  • Nearly all industries had more enterprises and employees than one year ago.
  • The construction industry had 3.7 percent more enterprises and 4.8 percent more employees than at February 2015.
  • Auckland region added 3.3 percent more business locations and 3.8 percent more employees over the year; the region had 34 percent of all employees. 
  • 2,350 enterprises engaged 100 or more employees – 70 more than at February 2015.
  • More than half the number of Māori businesses were located within three North Island regions.

 Graph, Number of enterprises, by industry, at February 2016.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1174-1988
27 October 2016

See New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2016 – additional tables for tables calculated using a new confidentialisation method.

Page updated 19 December 2016

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