Ethnicity of trades workers over time

The proportion of Asian workers has increased over time in trade sectors. For some sectors this has been gradual incline over the past 20 years while for sectors the rise has been more sudden in the past 6 years.

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Trade workers are defined from IRD tax records. To be considered an employee in a year they must earn at least the equivalent of 120 hours at the minimum wage in a month for three months in the year. We set no income threshold on self-employed workers.


Women in trades over time

Some sectors in the trades are succeeding in attracting women into their workforce, while others are struggling.


Ethnicity distribution by gender in trades - Census

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Ethnicity IRD Longitudinal