Health (new focus area)

The Health Care and Social Assistance workforce (sector defined in accordance with the ANZSCO classification) for Tairāwhiti currently sits at 2,770, which accounts for the second largest sector by employment numbers in the region.

Kaimahi are estimated as being distributed across the following areas:

  • hospitals
  • aged care residential
  • other allied health services
  • other social assistance services
  • general practice medical services.

The Health Care and Social Assistance workforce for Tairāwhiti is predicted to be 2,976 by the year 2028. Keeping this sector as the second largest by employee numbers in Tairāwhiti at 11.5% of the total workforce.

Over the next 5 years to 2028, it is estimated that this sector will have 904 job openings. This estimate includes the number of people required to fill new job openings (207) and replace workers (697) who move to another sector or retire.

In order to fill these job openings, the following forecasts indicate the qualification requirements to meet this demand:

  • Certificate (Level 1 to 3): 309
  • Certificate (Level 4): 30
  • Certificate (Level 5 to 6): 110
  • Degree (Level 7+): 453
Last updated: 20 June 2023