As at 30 June 2001, there were 1193 positions in the Public Service in the top three levels of management. Women filled 33% of these senior management positions and 23% (8) of chief executive positions.
Maori made up 7.6% of those for whom ethnicity was known in this senior management group, compared to 17% of the Public Service as a whole. For Pacific peoples the proportions were 1.9% of the senior managers compared to 6.6% of the Public Service. They comprised over 4% of second tier managers but only 1.2% of third tier managers.
Almost all managers in tiers one and two are located in Wellington as well as 72% of tier three managers. For the regions where there are sufficient tier three managers to draw conclusions (Auckland, Waikato, Canterbury and Otago) there appears to around a 10% salary premium for Wellington managers. While this may reflect a regional variation, it may be due to a premium paid to policy managers over operational managers. Policy managers are heavily concentrated in Wellington.
Strategic Development Branch State Services Commission November 2001