NZ Public Service Workforce Data

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 12:44pm Monday 24 May 2010

Governments across the world are starting to make public sector information available to increase their openness and transparency by publishing raw data online. By having publicly available data sets, it stimulates innovation and leads to economic benefits by allowing researchers to perform their own analysis and developers to create useful applications.

The New Zealand Government's State Services Commission (SSC) has released data collected from the Human Resource Capability (HRC) survey which gathers annual data on all staff in Public Service departments. The report includes a wide range of information relevant to Human Resource Management, Equality and Diversity

The information dates back as far as 1913, although most of the tables show trends between 2001 and 2009. In summary, the dataset contains the following information. You can find other NZ Government data sets at

At department level:
At Public Service level: