Employment growth. Public Service employment increased by 5% or 1,943 people in the June 2006 year, giving a total headcount of 42,268 people in the Public Service as at 30 June 2006 (full-time equivalent of 40,113). The number of permanent staff increased by 2,049 while the number of fixed term staff reduced by 106. The overall growth of 5% is lower than the 6% in the June 2005 year.
Turnover rates. Turnover rates for the Public Service were similar to 2005 figures, at 13% for core unplanned turnover and 22% for gross turnover (14% and 21% in 2005).
Redundancy payments. There were 163 redundancy payments made in the year to 30 June 2006 (218 in 2005).
Median salaries. In the year to June 2006, the median base salary for permanent public servants increased by 4.8% from $44,093 to $46,225 (2.2% in 2005).
Lump sum performance payments. 18% of public servants received lump sum performance payments during the year to 30 June 2006, down from 21% in 2005.
Gender pay gap. The gender pay gap in the Public Service reduced by 1% for the year to June 2006.
Proportion of Māori staff. The proportion of Māori staff in the Public Service as at 30 June 2006 was 16.7%, reduced from 17.5% as at 30 June 2005. The proportion is still higher than the labour force as a whole (9%). Actual numbers of Māori staff increased, but not at the same rate as the overall increase in staff.
Proportion of other ethnicities. The proportion of Asian and Pacific staff increased in 2006 to reach 5.9% and 7.4% respectively (5.4% and 7.3% in 2005).