The following tables are a summary of department HR metrics. The interactive data can be found in the Data Drilldown cube under Workforce Data on the State Services Commission website.

Link to 2020 Fact sheet summary (345KB, PDF).

FTE employees by department

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Cancer Control Agency

 

 

 

 

15

Crown Law Office

169

175

179

176

199

Department of Conservation

1,928

1,993

2,124

2,283

2,413

Department of Corrections

7,570

8,555

8,990

9,452

9,803

Department of Internal Affairs

1,985

2,066

2,095

2,226

2,381

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

224

213

247

253

186

Education Review Office

201

199

198

187

208

Government Communications Security Bureau

353

391

432

476

480

Inland Revenue Department

5,662

5,401

5,135

4,888

4,724

Land Information New Zealand

552

576

602

689

723

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

98

108

114

138

131

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

37

37

40

49

67

Ministry for Primary Industries

2,413

2,455

2,625

3,030

3,357

Ministry for Women

22

24

33

23

35

Ministry for the Environment

329

349

359

372

492

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

3,124

3,366

3,629

4,142

4,676

Ministry of Defence

93

116

123

145

157

Ministry of Education

2,607

2,632

2,904

3,253

3,486

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

855

867

905

1,039

1,133

Ministry of Health

1,095

1,056

1,085

1,163

1,187

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

 

 

 

244

302

Ministry of Justice

3,327

3,388

3,780

3,454

3,964

Ministry of Māori Development

283

301

307

314

343

Ministry of Social Development

10,214

6,799

6,567

6,912

7,973

Ministry of Transport

123

120

152

161

169

National Emergency Management Agency

 

 

 

 

64

New Zealand Customs Service

1,077

1,165

1,230

1,257

1,277

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

   

326

328

363

Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti

 

 

 

138

168

Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children

 

3,310

3,870

4,048

4,658

Pike River Recovery Agency

 

 

13

24

36

Public Service Commission

112

115

128

138

164

Serious Fraud Office

47

50

45

47

45

Social Wellbeing Agency

   

17

33

34

Statistics New Zealand

891

921

960

1,008

1,130

The Treasury

480

482

489

513

574

Public Service(1)

45,895

47,252

49,730

52,628

57,149


(1) The Public Service total includes chief executives but are not included in the departmental figures. These figures include staff who are seconded out to another agency, and excludes staff seconded in from another agency.

 

Department diversity information – as at 30 June 2020

 

% European

% Maori

% Pacific

% Asian

Average age

% Fixed term

% Women

% Women in senior mgmt(1)

Cancer Control Agency

71.4%

21.4%

0.0%

14.3%

43.6

26.7%

80.0%

66.7%

Crown Law Office

70.4%

7.8%

3.9%

7.8%

38.6

7.7%

70.2%

50.0%

Department of Conservation

71.5%

11.8%

0.9%

3.4%

44.9

18.3%

50.0%

37.3%

Department of Corrections

69.7%

21.3%

12.5%

10.0%

46.4

2.4%

48.7%

41.8%

Department of Internal Affairs

73.5%

11.5%

10.1%

11.7%

42.7

25.0%

62.3%

59.6%

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

89.3%

7.5%

3.1%

4.4%

44.5

12.4%

63.7%

57.9%

Education Review Office

66.7%

18.8%

5.6%

6.1%

53.8

2.8%

79.0%

64.3%

Inland Revenue Department

62.3%

12.1%

8.3%

16.4%

44.8

15.9%

64.6%

45.9%

Land Information New Zealand

67.8%

9.4%

3.3%

8.0%

44.0

8.0%

53.6%

50.0%

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

84.2%

10.8%

5.0%

5.8%

42.6

9.4%

63.3%

62.5%

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

11.8%

8.8%

80.9%

1.5%

42.8

16.2%

64.7%

60.0%

Ministry for Primary Industries

64.9%

5.3%

3.2%

11.2%

43.7

11.6%

55.3%

43.3%

Ministry for Women

61.5%

17.9%

5.1%

20.5%

43.9

7.7%

82.1%

77.8%

Ministry for the Environment

77.2%

7.4%

1.6%

6.2%

38.7

7.6%

62.3%

57.1%

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

49.0%

6.5%

7.5%

17.3%

41.4

6.2%

61.5%

47.4%

Ministry of Defence

63.5%

5.1%

3.2%

8.3%

43.4

18.9%

57.9%

44.4%

Ministry of Education

69.3%

11.9%

3.7%

8.3%

46.2

8.5%

76.1%

64.0%

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

75.3%

11.5%

5.7%

8.9%

42.9

11.4%

57.2%

47.9%

Ministry of Health

76.7%

8.9%

5.4%

12.7%

45.2

9.9%

68.0%

62.7%

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

84.4%

13.2%

3.5%

7.0%

40.7

11.8%

63.7%

60.0%

Ministry of Justice

74.0%

17.1%

12.3%

11.0%

42.4

6.5%

68.8%

58.2%

Ministry of Māori Development

28.5%

73.2%

9.2%

2.9%

45.9

22.6%

66.6%

60.0%

Ministry of Social Development

60.4%

24.1%

16.9%

14.9%

43.0

5.6%

70.5%

54.2%

Ministry of Transport

85.4%

3.5%

1.2%

9.4%

41.2

6.4%

51.5%

48.0%

National Emergency Management Agency

90.3%

4.8%

0.0%

1.6%

45.2

26.2%

56.9%

40.0%

New Zealand Customs Service

69.9%

10.1%

10.4%

16.4%

45.2

0.7%

47.5%

30.8%

Office for Māori Crown Relations—Te Arawhiti

81.7%

25.6%

4.3%

3.7%

41.5

7.0%

61.0%

70.6%

Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children

63.6%

26.7%

15.7%

9.1%

45.3

7.2%

74.7%

69.1%

Pike River Recovery Agency

77.8%

11.1%

0.0%

0.0%

51.3

100.0%

11.1%

50.0%

Public Service Commission

86.3%

7.5%

6.8%

6.2%

44.4

15.4%

68.0%

73.9%

Serious Fraud Office

73.5%

0.0%

2.0%

14.3%

43.1

10.2%

49.0%

25.0%

Social Wellbeing Agency

86.7%

23.3%

0.0%

6.7%

42.2

8.6%

60.0%

50.0%

Statistics New Zealand

68.4%

8.0%

5.0%

20.9%

44.4

7.7%

55.5%

47.8%

The Treasury

83.9%

5.6%

1.2%

10.8%

40.0

4.8%

47.4%

54.2%

Public Service (2)

66.3%

15.9%

9.7%

11.6%

44.2

8.6%

61.7%

53.2%

(1) Senior management figures for individual departments include tier 2 and 3 senior managers only.

(2) The Public Service total includes chief executives but are not included in the departmental figures.

 

HR metrics by department – as at 30 June 2020

 

Ave. leave balance (# of days)

% Staff with AL balance > 5 Weeks

Average Tenure (years)(1)

Average Sick/Dom Leave taken (days)(1)

Unplanned Turnover(1)

Average Salary ($)(2)

Gender pay gap(2)

Cancer Control Agency(3)

14

21%

5.2

3

-

$121,400

-

Crown Law Office

16

20%

5.1

4

17.9%

$103,300

15.5%

Department of Conservation

16

17%

9.5

6

8.3%

$78,300

3.7%

Department of Corrections

25

47%

8.4

7

9.1%

$73,700

0.8%

Department of Internal Affairs

15

14%

6.9

8

11.6%

$88,700

13.9%

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

16

15%

5.3

6

12.8%

$116,600

13.7%

Education Review Office

16

13%

7.5

6

12.7%

$95,000

9.4%

Inland Revenue Department

18

28%

15.4

9

8.2%

$80,400

17.6%

Land Information New Zealand

17

24%

8.2

6

10.3%

$98,400

9.9%

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

13

18%

5.4

3

13.7%

$98,300

4.8%

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

6

3%

3.8

5

17.8%

$106,900

7.9%

Ministry for Primary Industries

17

21%

8.3

6

8.7%

$93,000

9.8%

Ministry for the Environment

9

8%

3.2

5

16.3%

$108,900

6.7%

Ministry for Women

8

-

3.0

7

10.2%

$109,000

-

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

16

20%

5.5

7

11.9%

$90,600

14.0%

Ministry of Defence

18

23%

4.1

5

13.2%

$131,800

32.3%

Ministry of Education

14

15%

6.7

6

12.5%

$91,300

18.9%

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

20

29%

9.0

5

6.3%

$120,200

11.5%

Ministry of Health

16

18%

7.2

6

13.4%

$105,000

14.1%

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

12

7%

2.8

3

15.0%

$119,600

7.1%

Ministry of Justice

7

5%

7.5

7

12.2%

$74,100

11.4%

Ministry of Māori Development—Te Puni Kōkiri

15

13%

8.5

8

16.7%

$103,300

12.4%

Ministry of Social Development

15

18%

10.2

11

8.4%

$72,800

12.1%

Ministry of Transport

16

13%

4.9

4

23.6%

$117,500

8.5%

National Emergency Management Agency(3)

15

9%

5.9

5

-

$114,200

9.6%

New Zealand Customs Service

17

19%

12.4

9

6.6%

$79,000

12.4%

Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children

20

31%

7.8

8

8.8%

$84,000

-2.9%

Office for Māori Crown Relations—Te Arawhiti

6

4%

5.3

4

17.9%

$108,400

10.3%

Pike River Recovery Agency(4)

-

-

-

-

-

$131,800

-

Public Service Commission

9

 

3.9

6

14.9%

$137,700

8.7%

Serious Fraud Office

7

8%

5.7

4

15.4%

$113,000

14.6%

Social Wellbeing Agency

11

7%

2.2

9

15.6%

$151,700

-

Statistics New Zealand

16

18%

8.3

7

12.0%

$83,000

12.3%

The Treasury

15

17%

5.0

4

14.7%

$118,000

13.8%

Public Service(5)

17

24%

8.5

8

10.1%

$84,500

9.6%

  1. Refers to permanent staff (excluding fixed term staff)
  2. Chief executives are excluded from average salaries for individual departments but not from the overall Public Service average. Agencies with small numbers of employees have not had their gender pay gaps reported due to the impact this may have on confidentiality or data quality. This follows guidance from Stats NZ on measuring organisational gender pay gaps. More information on analysing the gender pay gap within organisations can be found on the Ministry for Women website, including how it manages its own pay gap as a small agency
  3. No Unplanned turnover figure the Cancer Control Agency and the National Emergency Management Agency as it has only a part year of data. A large number of staff in these agencies transferred from the source agencies. These interdepartmental staff transfers mean that information on start date, and annual and sick leave balances, are carried over from their previous agencies to their current agencies.
  4. Pike River Recovery Agency employees are on fixed-term contracts therefore data for average tenure, turnover and sick/domestic leave does not apply.
  5. The Public Service total includes chief executives but are not included in the departmental figures.

Previous resource

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