7 There has been a long-term downward trend in Public Service FTEs, as a result both of reductions in the size of individual departments and moving functions to other sectors. This year the number of FTEs has fallen by 408 to 29,055. There were 33,263 FTE staff in the Public Service in 1995 and 50,490 in 1990. The Public Service comprises 1.7% of the New Zealand employed labour force3, compared with 2.0% in 1995 and 3.4% in 1990. There were 14,241 FTE staff in the selected State sector organisations as at 30 June 2000.
8 Table 1 shows changes in overall employment from previous periods4. The Police employed 8,767 FTE staff and the NZDF employed 11,399 staff5 as at 30 June 2000.
3Source: Statistics NZ's Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) for June 2000.
4Details on overall employment, changes from previous years and contract type and contract term information for individual organisations are provided in Appendices 1 and 2.
5The figures shown include sworn and civilian staff in the NZ Police and regular force military staff and all civilian staff in the NZDF. The NZDF staff figure is a headcount as FTE figures are not available. Information on civilian staff in NZDF and NZ Police was included in previous surveys.
6All figures shown in this report are randomly rounded (either up or down to a multiple of three). This is a standard technique used by Statistics NZ in all of its publications, and ensures that no individual can be identified from the figures shown. This means that the totals shown in different tables are not the same but will be different by no more than three employees.