The Workforce Information Platform (WIP) is a forecasting tool that displays national and regional gaps and surpluses within the construction and infrastructure labour market. Work on this tool is led by Waihanga Ara Rau. You can visit WIP to interrogate data about the project pipeline, view labour forecasts, and see what newcomers in construction and infrastructure were doing prior to joining, enabling you to target your recruitment activities to the right audiences.
The ability to provide and regularly update data on construction activity and associated workforce demand is a hugely valuable resource for industry councils, providers, employers, and career advisors in a business-as-usual setting. At times of great change and disruption, this information is critical to the economy.
WIP relies on a mix of historical data relating to supply and demand, forecast demand data based on identified significant construction and infrastructure projects and economic forecasting models.
The short-term demand model used across the site, including in the calculation of regional and industry supply/demand gaps, is based on the value of project work in Pacifecon’s National Construction Pipeline. Due to the optimism bias inherent in construction work, this will tend to overpredict demand in the short term and underpredict demand in the long term. A separate demand model based on an econometric projection of building consent value is used on the Supply and Demand page to provide a more stable forecast in the long term.
With data sources from Pacifecon, QV and Stats NZ IDI, WIP is much more than just a platform where you can interrogate and segment data. You can also access the following valuable resources:
Visit the Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Information Platform to get up to speed on the latest trends. It’s constantly being updated with new data. We know you’ll find out some interesting facts about the labour market in your region or trade each time you visit.