Manufacturing Employment


In the year 2006 there was a total of 1267 persons working in the manufacturing sector, representing a 15% decrease from 2005.  Over the years 2002-2006 the total number of employees working in the manufacturing sector steadily rises from 2002, then falls in 2004, rise in 2005 then fall again in 2006.  The fall is represented by a decrease in number of employees in the Food products and Beverage group of 17%, the wood and products of wood group by 24%, the Publishing and printing group by 30%, the Fabricated Metal products group by 24% and the Other Manufacturing industries group by 22%. 

Table below shows the number of person in manufacturing by ISIC Division from 2002 - 2006.

 

Manufacturing employment by ISIC division for 2002-2006

ISIC Division Number     
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
15 Food products and beverage 704 761 825 853 710
20 Wood and products of wood 77 87 79 106 81
22 Publishing and printing 109 108 102 104 73
26 Non-metallic mineral products 70 87 30 75 97
28 Fabricated Metal products 37 36 41 63 48
36 Manufacture of furniture 90 102 70 77 93
37 Other manufacturing industries 171 194 186 212 165
TOTAL 1,258 1,375 1,333 1,490 1,267

Source: Manufacturing survey, Statistics Department.
Note:  ISIC 37 includes 16,17,18,19,21,24,29,30,31and 35
  

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