Vertical construction

The Vertical Construction workforce for Tairāwhiti currently sits at 1,741.

Kaimahi are estimated as being distributed across the following areas (top 5):

  • Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Managers
  • Labourers
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers
  • Machinery Operators and Drivers.

The Vertical Construction workforce (includes Building Construction and Construction Services [1]) for Tairāwhiti is predicted to be 1,783 by the year 2028.

Around 487 job openings are forecast between now and 2028. However, this does not consider the need to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle.

These estimates include the number of people required to fill new job openings (43) and replace workers (444) who move to another sector or retire.

In order to fill these job openings, the following forecasts indicate the qualification requirements in Vertical Construction:

  • Certificate (Level 1 to 3): 147
  • Certificate (Level 4): 162
  • Certificate (Level 5 to 6): 39
  • Degree (Level 7+): 138

Footnotes

[1] Building Construction and Construction Services - all persons employed in the following industries:

  • House Construction
  • Other Residential Building Construction
  • Non‐Residential Building Construction
  • Land Development and Subdivision
  • Site Preparation Services
  • Concreting Services
  • Bricklaying Services
  • Roofing Services
  • Structural Steel Erection Services
  • Plumbing Services
  • Electrical Services
  • Air Conditioning and Heating Services
  • Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services
  • Other Building Installation Services
  • Plastering and Ceiling Services
  • Carpentry Services
  • Tiling and Carpeting Services
  • Painting and Decorating Services
  • Glazing Services
  • Landscape Construction Services
  • Hire of Construction Machinery with Operator
  • Other Construction Services (not elsewhere classified – nec).
Last updated: 20 June 2023