Infometrics web-based sector profiles are ground-breaking and take the presentation of industry and sector economic data to a new level. Using a unique system developed by Infometrics in response to industry need, our profiles enable you to define your sector however you want to. Simply tell us what industries and occupations and geographic area that you want to focus on and we will do the rest.
We will provide you with a web-based profile that combines a comprehensive, robust set of economic data with a dynamic and interactive interface. Each profile contains an in-depth description of the structure and performance of the defined sector over the past year and previous years. Key indicators such as employment and GDP are updated on an annual basis, which keeps our sector profiles up-to-date and best able to meet your needs.
Our standard sector profiles provide:
- estimates of employment trends, occupational trends (to 1,000 categories), GDP, earnings, business units and their characteristics that are updated annually
- Demographic characteristics including age, ethnicity, highest qualification and country of birth
Our sector profiles are ideal for industry associations, tertiary education organisations and large businesses.
View an example sector profile for http://industry.infometrics.co.nz/5882/Accountancy.
Unique approach to defining sectors
Infometrics have developed a unique method for defining sectors. We define them in terms of both industries and occupations. For example your focus may be the Sports sector. We would define your sector in terms of sport related industries such as Sports and Physical Recreation Instruction and Sport and Recreation Physical Recreation Clubs as well as sport-related occupations such as Tennis Coach, Sports Umpire etc. By including occupations in our definition of the sector we capture individuals who are employed in a sporting role in a non-sporting industry (eg, a rugby coach employed by a school).
Once we have defined your sectors, we can then define the geographic coverage of your sectors – from a single territorial authority, a combination of territorial authorities or the national economy. For example we could set up a profile of the sports industry in the Queenstown-Lakes/Central Otago region. This approach sets us apart from our competitors.
Concise and attractive
Our sector profiles also come with an infographic which conveys a wealth of information about your sector in a concise and visually attractive way. They make economic information accessible to a wide audience.
The Summary Infographic provides a one page overview of headline findings for your chosen sector. It covers areas such as employment trends, employment by region and employment demographics as well as GDP, earnings and business units.
Our infographics are perfect for providing a high level overview of your sector and are ideal for printing off to impress colleagues and key stakeholders.
Check out an example infographic here:
Forecast data are an ideal addition to our standard sector profiles. Combining current and historical data with our highly regarded forecast data gives decision makers the ability to make informed choices about the future. The combined information is also ideal for workforce development and planning.
Infometrics has maintained a forecasting framework for a number of years and we can provide forecasts of industry output and employment at a territorial authority level that is consistent with current macroeconomic prospects. The method links key macroeconomic indicators (e.g. inflation, interest rates, unemployment, the exchange rate, business profitability etc) to prospects for individual industries in each district.
Education and training data
The skill level of a sector or workforce can have a significant impact on productivity levels, output and profitability. Our profiles provide data about the qualification attainment of people already employed in your selected sector. We can also add data on people engaged in education and training related to your sector, whether it be at secondary school or in tertiary education. This information is ideal for supporting sector-wide planning.
Ideally suited for tertiary education organisations, combining skills information with our standard profiles is key for:
• Programme and qualification development
• Self-evaluation and External Evaluation and Review (EER)
• Supporting investment planning with TEC
• Engaging with industry and employers
• Planning and workforce development
Robust economic and labour market data
Infometrics has developed a regional and industrial database that is the most sophisticated in the market and our data has a number of points of difference from our competitors. Infometrics estimates industrial employment and GDP at a fine level of disaggregation for all territorial authority areas on a quarterly basis. The estimates are based on the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset, which enables us to account for seasonal variation and self-employment. We have also developed methods for translating industrial demand for labour into estimates of demand for qualifications by NZQA level and field of study.