For Māori the occupation-adjusted pay gap in the Public Service was 6% (6% in 2004) and 8% (10% in 2004) in the employed labour force as a whole. For Pacific peoples, the gaps were 11% (10% in 2004) in the Public Service and 15% (14% in 2004) in the employed labour force. The occupation-adjusted pay gap for Asian public servants was 7% (5% in 2004). 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 adjusted for age and occupation, the pay gaps in the Public Service reduce to 5% for Māori, 8% for Pacific peoples and 4% for Asian peoples. Comparable figures from the labour force are not available.
There are also gender pay gaps (adjusted for age and occupation) within different ethnic groups in the Public Service:
Māori women were paid on average 4% less than Māori men and 11% less than all men.
Pacific women were paid 2% less than Pacific men and 15% less than all men.
Asian women were paid 3% less than Asian men and 11% less than all men.
5 Pay gap by ethnicity is the average salary for an ethnic group as a percentage of the average salary of those not in that ethnic group.