These releases provide an annual snapshot of the structure and characteristics of New Zealand businesses.
The 2016 business demography statistics released on 27 October 2016 do not include any NZ.Stats tables due to a new confidentiality method to be introduced. See Introducing new method for confidentialising business demography tables for an explanation of this method and why we’re implementing it.
See New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2016 – additional tables
On 19 December 2016 we published additional tables in CSV format, together with updated Excel tables, calculated using the new confidentialisation method. They supplement New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2016 published last 27 October.
The latest releases contain tables on:
- enterprises, geographic units, and employee count, by industry and employment size group.
Until 2003, statistics used full-time equivalent (FTE) persons engaged as the business-size measure. From 2003 onwards, FTE was replaced by employee count (EC). Business demography statistics showing EC are available for 2000 onwards.
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Business demography tables
Source: Annual Business Frame Update Survey
Available from: February 1998
Geographic coverage: Regional
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