- Title page
- Definition of terms used in this report
- Chapter One: Executive Summary
- Chapter Two: Findings from the quantitative data
- Chapter Three: International literature review
- Chapter Four : Findings from the qualitative data (interviews)
- Appendix 1: Detail of quantitative data
- Appendix Two: Bibliography
- Appendix Three: Individual Public Service department statistics
Chapter Two: Findings from the quantitative data
The quantitative data used in this report has been sourced from the Commission's Human Resource Capability (HRC) survey data (2001 - 2010) which summarises the workforce statistics on the Public Service as at 30 June each year.5 The data collected is anonymous unit-record data on staff in Public Service departments since 2000. Data from Statistics New Zealand's labour market surveys are also used to allow comparisons with the labour force as a whole.6
Table One contains snapshot diversity data as at 30 June 2010 for the Public Service and for senior managers, as well as trend data from 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2010. For the purposes of this report headcount is used rather than Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) count, as this is the standard method used to analyse diversity data.
The criteria used in this report include the following data for the Public Service and senior managers:
- Pacific peoples
- Asian peoples7
· hours of work:
- full and part-time
More detailed interpretation of the data, including tables and figures, is available in Appendix One.
Table 1: Diversity in the Public Service
5 The Public Service covers those departments listed in the First Schedule of the State Sector Act 1988. There were 34 departments as at 30 June 2010.
6 The survey includes all permanent and temporary employees but does not include contractors or employees who work on a casual or as-required basis.
7 Ethnicity is recorded and reported based on the Statistics New Zealand 'Statistical Standard for Ethnicity 2005.' People recording more than one ethnic group are counted multiple times. Graphs and tables for ethnicity in this report are of those with a known ethnicity.
8 Figures followed by a '%' symbol are based in changes in numbers, while figures followed by "percentage points" are based on a change in percentage.