Raraunga OhumahiWorkforce Data

Providing insights and transparency through data

New Zealand has a Public Service to be proud of. It’s recognised internationally for integrity and effectiveness.

The Public Service needs employees with the right mix of knowledge and skills to meet government priorities, provide trusted and responsive services, and deliver the best outcomes possible. It’s important that the Public Service reflects and understands the communities we serve.

The 2021 Workforce Data and Te Taunaki Public Service Census provide important insights into the make-up and composition of the Public Service. It shows where the Public Service is doing well and where it needs to take steps to improve. Publishing the information here makes sure that it’s transparent and easy to access.

This year’s data shows the Public Service is changing and adapting, becoming more diverse and younger, and growing fresh capability in response to COVID-19 and new Government priorities. The number of women in leadership roles continues to trend upwards. Gender pay gaps are at their lowest ever, and ethnic pay gaps are moving in the right direction. Progress has been made towards creating fairer and more equitable employment. Public servants are strongly motivated by a spirit of service. They’re in the job to make a difference for the communities they serve and are committed to growing capability to support the Crown in its relationships with Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi | Treaty of Waitangi.

The data reinforces our ongoing work that we are doing to build the Public Service of the future. We’ll continue working to ensure that all public servants are valued and included in their workplaces, and have access to the career development, working arrangements, tools and capabilities they need to deliver services and outcomes for the people of New Zealand.

Guidance: Using Tableau charts

Guidance: Collecting Workforce Data — instructions and checklist 

Guidance: Information standards and guidance

Historical Workforce Data (previously Human Resource Capability (HRC) Survey) 

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07 December 2021

Workforce Data — Senior leadership

A leading-edge Public Service needs a diverse group of strong and capable senior leaders — and the data shows we’re making real progress.

Data Accountability Leadership and talent Workforce Data Diversity and inclusion Pay/remuneration
07 December 2021

Workforce Data — Remuneration/pay

The data we collect gives us information about wage trends and pay gaps in the Public Service.

Data Accountability Workforce Data Pay/remuneration
07 December 2021

Guidance: Data drilldown and technical guidance

Workforce Data tables and visualisations showing demographic summaries, workforce metrics and detailed workforce views and experience, as well as helpful definitions.

Data Workforce Data
07 December 2021

Workforce Data — Māori Crown 

The information we collect shows public servants are building their capability to engage with Māori, growing their knowledge of te reo Māori and supporting tikanga Māori.

Data Accountability Māori Crown relationships Workforce Data
07 December 2021

Workforce Data — Public sector composition

The data we collect gives us information on public sector occupations, workforce size, the regional workforce and workforce diversity and inclusion.

Data Accountability Regions Workforce Data Diversity and inclusion Workforce/employment relations
07 December 2021

Workforce Data — Diversity and inclusion

The data we collect provides insights that support our work to improve Public Service diversity and inclusion.

Data Accountability Workforce Data Diversity and inclusion
07 December 2021

Workforce Data — Working in the Public service

Te Taunaki Public Service Census 2021 found that 84% of public servants are strongly motivated to stay in the Public Service because their work contributes positively to society.

Data Accountability Workforce Data Workforce/employment relations Trust and confidence
01 December 2018

Public service Workforce Data - 2018

Data Accountability Leadership and talent Māori Crown relationships Workforce Data Diversity and inclusion Pacific Pay/remuneration Financial Workforce/employment relations
01 December 2017

Public Service Workforce Data - 2017

Data Accountability Workforce Data Māori Crown relationships Pacific Diversity and inclusion Pay/remuneration Financial Workforce/employment relations