Skill shortages in Tairāwhiti

The below skill shortages highlight the industries and occupations where there are projected skill shortages looking out to 2028.

These projections are based on a range of factors including current levels of relevant training being undertaken, regional share of job openings, employment levels in the sector and forecast demand. These projections have been ratified by the CARE Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG), utilising their local knowledge.  

Critical skill shortages in Tairāwhiti

Jobs in these sectors make up a considerable number of all job openings (38%) in the region and demand is higher than the national average:

  • healthcare and social assistance  
  • construction  
  • agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Very high skill shortages in Tairāwhiti

Demand for key kaimahi within these sectors is very high. Jobs in these sectors make up a considerable amount all job openings (33%) in the Tairāwhiti region:

  • manufacturing
  • professional, scientific and technical services  
  • retail trade  
  • education and training.

High skill shortages in Tairāwhiti

Demand for key kaimahi within these sectors is high. Jobs in these sectors make up approximately 10% of all job openings in the Tairāwhiti region:

  • administrative and support services  
  • public administration and safety.
Last updated: 20 June 2023