Employees by business size

While large businesses make up a small proportion of the total number of businesses, they can employ a significant share of the workforce. The chart below shows the total number of people employed by firms of each size.

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The data is sourced from the IDI. Business information comes from the business register, this includes the industry and the region that the business operates in. The number of employees is determined from IRD tax records. An employee of a business in a given tax year is defined as someone who received wage or salary income from that business in that tax year.


Employer training engagement with ITOs

Find out how many employers engage with ITO training

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