Queenstown-Lakes District economic profile

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Employment growth

Employment growth is an economic and social wellbeing indicator. As an economic indicator, positive employment growth shows that businesses in a region are confident in their activity and outlook to expand their workforce. The jobs created provide new opportunities for the population in Queenstown-Lakes District to earn an income, contribute to the local economy and increase the options available for how they live their lives.

Employment growth is important as it provides opportunities for the area’s population to increase their contact with others and the sense of self-worth or satisfaction it can give people.


Employment growth, 2001-2020


Employment growth over various time periods