Technology and knowledge intensive industries in Auckland.

With high-levels of research and development and employing thousands of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers, our advanced industries have been powering our economic growth since 2010.

At a glance

$8.3 billion of New Zealand’s GDP
$1.7 billion of exports
78,000 jobs
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What are they?

Advanced industries

Knowledge intensive services

Architectural services
Scientific research services
Surveying and mapping services
Engineering consulting
Corporate head office management services
Management consulting

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Technology – ICT

Precision agriculture
Big data
Financial payments (Fintech)
Health IT
Augmented and virtual reality
Cyber security

High and medium technology manufacturing

Medical devices
Agricultural machinery
Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Robotics

Why are they important?

Economic impact

Auckland’s Advanced Industries are a small but significant contributor to our regional economy.
Advanced industries economic contribution 2015

Advanced industries economic contribution 2015

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GDP

Jobs

Trade

Advanced

12%

11%

12%

Non-advanced

88%

89%

88%

Source: Statistics New Zealand. 2016. Available at: stats.govt.nz

GDP and growth

They have a higher than average GDP (5.3 per cent) and employment (4.3 per cent) growth.
 

Advanced industries GDP (2000-2015)

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Source: Statistics New Zealand. 2016. Available at: stats.govt.nz

Advanced industries employment levels (2000-2015)

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Source: Statistics New Zealand. 2016. Available at: stats.govt.nz

Better wages

Advanced industry workers have higher than average incomes, earning on average NZD$27,000 more a year.

Advanced industries income comparison

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Source: Statistics New Zealand. 2016. Available at: stats.govt.nz

Export growth

Despite the challenging export conditions of the Global Financial Crisis, our Advanced Industries sector experienced a higher export growth than non-advanced industries.

Advanced industries export growth (2000-2015)

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Source: Statistics New Zealand. 2016. Available at: stats.govt.nz

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