Auckland's advanced industries are an important part of the wider economy. These encompass research and development intensive industries that offer high levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics employment.
Our advanced industries are growing. They are important as they are globally competitive in major markets, they are highly productive, they pay well, and they tend to cluster and agglomerate.
Being located close to transport routes, the Auckland International Airport and major centres is also important.
There is a heavy concentration of advanced industries in Auckland's city centre – 30 per cent of all advanced industry jobs are within two kilometres. There are also concentrations in Onehunga, Penrose, Mt Wellington, Ellerslie, and East Tamaki/Highbrook industrial areas.