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Regional Public Service staff

In 2015, there were 45,348 Public Service FTE employees across New Zealand. The Wellington region, being the main central administration, had the largest proportion of this workforce with 41.1%. This was followed by Auckland (20.2%), Canterbury (9.7%) and Waikato (8.4%) as shown in Table 1.5. These four regions accounted for 79.4% of the Public Service workforce. The regional distribution has been relatively stable in recent years.

Table 1.5 Regional staff (FTE) in the Public Service, 30 June 2011-2015

Regions

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

% of the Public Sector 2015

Wellington

17,672

17,568

18,493

18,734

18,637

41.1%

Auckland

8,748

8,782

8,950

9,041

9,159

20.2%

Canterbury

4,210

4,071

4,237

4,354

4,386

9.7%

Waikato

3,524

3,725

3,640

3,798

3,816

8.4%

Manawatu-Wanganui

1,685

1,756

1,674

1,879

1,875

4.1%

Bay of Plenty

1,561

1,537

1,544

1,632

1,648

3.6%

Northland

1,152

1,176

1,191

1,213

1,244

2.7%

Otago

1,269

1,221

1,207

1,227

1,202

2.6%

Hawke's Bay

1,055

1,021

1,073

1,051

1,090

2.4%

Southland

705

658

661

572

564

1.2%

Nelson

512

475

467

474

505

1.1%

Taranaki

536

441

489

410

345

0.8%

Gisborne

237

245

248

253

251

0.6%

West Coast

256

238

217

218

191

0.4%

Marlborough

136

126

129

126

126

0.3%

Tasman

25

26

31

34

36

0.1%

Overseas

313

278

251

264

273

0.6%

Total

43,595

43,345

44,500

45,280

45,348

100.0%

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