Digital and technology

The Digital and technology workforce for Tairāwhiti currently sits at 473.

Workers are estimated as being distributed across the following areas (top 4):

  • Professionals
  • Technicians and Trades workers
  • Managers
  • Clerical and Administration workers.

The digital and technology workforce (includes services Telecommunications, Internet, Data Processing and Web Hosting, Electronic Information Storage, and Computer Systems Design [2]) for Tairāwhiti is predicted to be 542 by the year 2028.

The digital and technology workforce is occupation specific and does not include the general information technology skill needs of the wider regional workforce. It is estimated that over the next 5 years to 2028 this sector will have 165 job openings. This estimate includes the number of people required to:

  • fill new job openings (69)
  • replace workers who move to another sector (96).

In order to fill these job openings, the following predictions indicate the qualification requirements in digital and technology:

  • Certificate (Level 1 to 3): 0
  • Certificate (Level 4): 9
  • Certificate (Level 5 to 6): 18
  • Degree (Level 7+): 134


[2] Digital and technology Services:

  • All Wired Telecommunications Network Operation
  • Other Telecommunications Network Operation
  • Other Telecommunications Services
  • Internet Access Services
  • Data Processing and Web Hosting Services
  • Electronic Information Storage Services
  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Last updated: 20 June 2023