Table 1provides a breakdown of Public Service staff by occupation6. The number of staff increased in all of the occupation groups. The largest numerical increase occurred within the Associate Professional occupation group, which rose by over 400 staff (4.3%). The increase is largely attributable to increases in front-line and administrative occupations. Within the Professional occupation group the largest numerical growth (168 staff or a 9% increase) was for policy analysts.
6Occupations have been classified using the NZ Standard Classification of Occupations (NZSCO). Detailed occupation codes have been grouped together by SSC in the structure shown in Table 1. The Associate Professionals group includes case-workers and front line staff at the departments of Work and Income and Inland Revenue as well as the NZ Customs Service. Most staff in the Personal and Protective Services group are prison officers.