One of the main reasons for running Te Taunaki | Public Service Census was to get a better understanding of the diversity of public servants and whether they feel supported to be themselves at work.

Te Taunaki found that eight in ten public servants (82%) feel they can be themselves at work and most people (78%) felt that their agency supports and promotes an inclusive workplace. Almost everyone (96%) reported feeling comfortable working with people from backgrounds other than their own.

Most people (72%) said they had access to employee-led networks that were relevant to them. However, those from smaller ethnic groups were less likely to have access compared to their Pacific, Māori, Asian, and European colleagues.

Te Taunaki also told us that some of our people from rainbow communities, those who reported a mental health condition or disability, and those from smaller ethnic groups felt less able to be themselves at work.1 2

The following visualisation allows you to explore Census results on feelings of inclusion by various demographic groups.

 


[1] We use the ‘social model’ of disability and promote the participation and leadership of disabled people in society, with the same access to opportunities as non-disabled people. More information about this can be found here

[2] Disability information was gathered through the commonly used Washington Group Short Set of Questions on Disability which is not designed to provide disability counts or prevalence rates. The Washington Group Questions on Disability are internationally recognised as the best way to gather disability information.

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