Information about the number of people working in the Public Service in different parts of New Zealand
Latest findings from the SSC’s Human Resource Capability Survey as at 30 June 2015:
- The regional distribution of staff in the Public Service has been relatively stable over the last 5 years. The Wellington region has the largest share of public service employees at 41.1%, followed by Auckland at 20.2%, Canterbury at 9.7% and Waikato at 8.4%.
See the 'Regional Public Service staff' section in the Human Resource Capability report.
- At the wider State Sector level, there were 296,100 people employed across different regions at the 2013 census. The Auckland region has the largest proportion of the State sector workforce at 28.2% (or 83,400 people), followed by Wellington (19.9%), Canterbury (12.7%) and Waikato (8.9%). These four regions accounted for almost 70% of the state sector workforce.
See the 'Regional State sector workforce' section in the Human Resource Capability report.
To find out more about the State sector workforce there are more detailed reports available for download:
- A summary of the State sector workforce information including remuneration as at 30 June 2015 (PDF)
- The State Services Commission's 2015 Human Resources Capability Survey as at 30 June 2015
- Update on the cap on Core Government Administration as at 30 June 2015
- The 2014/15 Report on remuneration received by State sector chief executives
The findings relate to different parts of the State sector. A definition of the government agencies that are included in the Public Service v State sector are available on our website.