State Services Commission
Wellington: State Services Commission
Primary Research
Area of focus: 
New Zealand

This is the 14th annual Human Resource Capability (HRC) survey of the New Zealand public sector, published by the State Services Commission. The survey gathers data from all departments for the year to 30 June on measures of staff numbers, employment costs, recruitment and retention, leadership, diversity and leave.

Key findings in this year's survey were that despite a growth in female representation within the public sector workforce (up to 59.8 percent), the percentage of female senior management has decreased to 41.5 percent in the past year. The gender pay gap for senior leadership has shrunk to 9.1 percent, but overall the public sector pay gap has risen to 14.2 percent. An appendix provides diversity statistics of senior management and of all employees by government department.