Businesses operating in this sector are mainly engaged in performing routine support activities for the day-to-day operations of other businesses or organisations.
This includes businesses providing administrative support services such as office administration; hiring and placing personnel for others; preparing documents; taking orders for clients by telephone; providing credit reporting or collecting services; arranging travel and travel tours. Other types of support services relate to activities such as building management and cleaning services; pest control services; gardening services; and packaging products for others.
This sector plays an integral role in supporting all other sectors of the economy and can, therefore, provide services to a variety of clients.
Christchurch Quick Facts
- Contributes approximately $503 million to Christchurch GDP (Infometrics’ Estimate year ended June 2014, $2010)
- Accounts for around three percent of GDP in Christchurch
- Around 1,403 business units are based in Christchurch (2014, Statistics New Zealand)
- Has around 11,690 employees (2014, Statistics New Zealand)
|Administrative and Support Services Sector Employment Breakdown, 2014|
|Source: Statistics New Zealand|
|Sub-Sector||Employee Count||% of total|
|Travel Agency Services||580||5%|
|Other Administrative Services||1670||14%|
|Building Cleaning, Pest Control and Other Support Services||3290||28%|