For Maori the occupation-adjusted pay gap was 5% in the Public Service compared with 8% in the labour force. For Pacific peoples, the gaps were 8% in the Public Service and 14% in the labour force. The occupation-adjusted pay gap for Asian public servants was 5%. Comparable figures for Asian peoples in the labour force are not available.
The younger age profile of each of these ethnic groups in the Public Service (and the wider population) has an effect on pay gaps. When the pay gaps were adjusted both for age and occupation, the pay gaps in the Public Service fell to 4% for Maori, 5% for Pacific peoples and 3% for Asian peoples. Comparable figures for the labour force are not available.
There are also gender pay gaps within different ethnic groups in the Public Service:
Maori women were paid on average 9% less than Maori men and 22% less than all men;
Pacific women were paid 9% less than Pacific men and 29% less than all men; and
Asian women 10% less than Asian men and 19% less than all men.