Retention in the food and fibre sector by relevance of prior qualification


We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.


Access to the data used in this study was provided by Stats NZ under conditions designed to give effect to the security and confidentiality provisions of the Data and Statistics Act 2022. The results presented in this study are the work of the author, not Stats NZ or individual data suppliers.

These results are not official statistics. They have been created for research purposes from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) which is carefully managed by Stats NZ. For more information about the IDI please visit

The results are based in part on tax data supplied by Inland Revenue to Stats NZ under the Tax Administration Act 1994 for statistical purposes. Any discussion of data limitations or weaknesses is in the context of using the IDI for statistical purposes, and is not related to the data's ability to support Inland Revenue's core operational requirements.


Correlated factors to the retention of new entrants in the food and fibre sector

In this report we test the correlation of various characteristics with retention rates

Retention New entrants Qualifications