Main Industries

Main Industries

Dairy production and processing and oil and gas production and processing are the two key economic drivers in the South Taranaki district.

In 2006, 41% of South Taranaki‚Äôs workforce was employed in industries associated with dairy, food, meat processing and the energy sector.   

The dairy and food processing relationship is in turn directly supported by a large engineering sector in South Taranaki. 

Statistics New Zealand (2006) (SNZ) reported that, as of the 2006 Census, there were 67 companies in the engineering-manufacturing trades in the South Taranaki district, and they employed 550 people

Click on the links below to find out more about the major drivers of the South Taranaki economy.