Projected regional industry outlook
Manawatū-Whanganui currently has 12.4% of the regional workforce employed in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, which is projected to grow to 12.7% by 2028.
Manufacturing is currently the second largest workforce in the region and is forecast to remain as such to 2028. Public administration and safety job openings will increase significantly in the next 5 years.
Text version of forecast job openings: top 10 industries in Manawatu-Whanganui in 2028