Changing face in Christchurch as rebuild continues

Tue, 18 Feb 2014

Feb. 18 (BusinessDesk) –Construction has overtaken manufacturing as the dominant industry in the greater-Christchurch region, and population growth has lagged behind the national average, according to last year’s census. The building sector replaced manufacturing as the region’s biggest industry, employing one-in-eight people, a rise of 59 percent since the 2006 census. Employment in retail and hospitality also declined. The location of employment has also shifted with the number of people working in the central city halving, to 19,419 from...

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