Taiao (new focus area)

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce for Tairāwhiti currently sits at 5,012, which is the largest sector by employee numbers. It is estimated that Taiao related roles make up approximately 11% of this workforce.

Kaimahi are estimated as being distributed across (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Sheep‐Beef Cattle Farming
  • Other Agriculture and Fishing Support Services
  • Logging
  • Kiwifruit Growing
  • Forestry Support Services
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce for Tairāwhiti is predicted to be 5,165 by the year 2028. Keeping this sector the largest by employee numbers in Tairāwhiti at 20.3% of the total workforce in 2028. It is estimated that this sector will have 1,628 job openings between 2023‐2028. This estimate includes the number of people required to fill new job openings (152) and replace workers (1,476) who move to another sector or retire.   

In order to fill these job openings, the following forecasts indicate the qualification requirements in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies:

  • Certificate (Level 1 to 3): 848
  • Certificate (Level 4): 138
  • Certificate (Level 5 to 6): 79
  • Degree (Level 7+): 562
Last updated: 20 June 2023