The Tourism workforce (Accommodation and Food Service) for Tairāwhiti currently sits at 1,282 people employed.

This workforce is predicted to be 1,249 by the year 2028. In 2023 there is a significant dip in the number of kaimahi in this industry, however a subsequent gradual recovery is expected.

It is estimated that this sector will have 313 job openings over the next 5 years. This estimate includes the number of people required to fill new job openings (‐33) with demand driven by replacement workers (346) who move to another sector or retire.   

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

  • Certificate (Level 1 to 3): 209
  • Certificate (Level 4): 8
  • Certificate (Level 5 to 6): 70
  • Degree (Level 7+): 23
Last updated: 06 June 2023