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Length of service and age

The 2015 HRC data shows that the average length of service of Public Service employees has increased slightly by 0.1 of a year to 9.3 years. This figure is based on tenure within a single agency, not the Public Service as a whole and excludes those on fixed-term contracts.

The New Zealand workforce is ageing as a whole. Tenure and age trends since 2011 are shown in Table 5.5. More detail on the age profile of the Public Service is discussed in the Diversity chapter.

Table 5.5 Tenure and average age in the Public Service, 30 June 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Tenure (years)

9.0

9.2

9.2

9.2

9.3

Average age (years)

44.3

44.6

44.6

44.6

44.8

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