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New Zealand Regions, 1986-2001: Industries and Occupations

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  • Ian Pool

    () (University of Waikato)

  • Sandra Baxendine

    (Waikato District Health Board)

  • William Cochrane

    (University of Waikato)

  • James Lindop

    (University of Waikato)

Abstract

This paper provides an analysis which examines the differences in the industrial and occupational structure of New Zealand regions. Using data compiled by Statistics New Zealand from Goods and Services Tax (GST) registrations supplied by the Inland Revenue Department, it also looks at business size trends. The analysis in this paper points to a distinct change in the characteristics of the New Zealand labour force, a shift to a “More Highly Skilled Tertiary” sector. This paper shows that these changes did not occur uniformly across New Zealand regions. Instead, skills typical of the “new economy” or the “knowledge society” are concentrated in Auckland and Wellington, and to a lesser degree Canterbury. This trend has seen regional patterns of work diverge more and more.

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  • Ian Pool & Sandra Baxendine & William Cochrane & James Lindop, 2005. "New Zealand Regions, 1986-2001: Industries and Occupations," Population Studies Centre Discussion Papers dp-59, University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre.
  • Handle: RePEc:wai:pscdps:dp-59
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    1. Christine Tamásy & Richard Le Heron, 2008. "The Geography Of Firm Formation In New Zealand," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 99(1), pages 37-52, February.

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    Keywords

    Industry; Occupation; Regions; New Zealand;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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