Source of new entrants in trade sectors

We take new workers in trade sectors from IRD records are link them through to other sources to figure out what they were doing in the year leading up to starting work.

While the absolute number of new entrants have fluctuated the breakdown of where these new entrants has not changed too significantly, apart from the rise in migrant workers which coincides with the rise in Asian workers.

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Methodology

New entrants are defined as persons who first work at least three months above a minimum wage threshold of 120 hours (30 hours across 4 weeks). Of these new entrants we define their primary activity in the year leading up to starting work order of:

  1. Secondary school enrollments
  2. Tertiary enrollments
  3. Work in other sectors (career changers)
  4. Visa status (immigrants)
  5. Overseas spells (returning kiwis)
  6. Beneficiaries
  7. Other

Such that a person with a tertiary enrollment and who is working in another sector in the year leading up to starting work in carpentry will be recorded once only as a tertiary student.

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