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Ethnic pay gaps

Table 4.6 shows ethnic pay gaps in the Public Service. Like the gender pay gap, ethnic pay gaps can relate to the occupation profile of a particular ethnic group. Māori, Pacific and Asian public servants are more highly represented in the lower-paid occupation groups (‘Social, Health, and Education workers', ‘Inspectors and Regulatory officers', ‘Contact Centre workers' and ‘Clerical and Administrative workers').

The pay gap for Pacific and Asian staff shows a small increase over time, whereas the pay gap for Māori has remained about the same. A more detailed analysis of Pacific staff is given later in the chapter.

Table 4.6 Ethnic pay gaps, 30 June 2011-2015
 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Māori (%)

11.5%

11.3%

11.2%

10.4%

11.0%

Pacific peoples (%)

19.3%

19.0%

19.4%

19.6%

20.5%

Asian (%)

10.6%

11.7%

11.2%

11.6%

12.1%

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