Construction is a key driver of economic growth in New Zealand. It is the fifth largest sector in the New Zealand economy. It is a $30 billion plus industry (measured by annual revenues), generating around 6% of GDP.
One in 12 jobs is in construction, with almost 194,000 people (193,562 as at June 2014) employed in the sector.
WorkSafe New Zealand and ACC have combined data to produce some risk statistics for everybody in the sector to take on board.
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