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June 2015: Average hourly earnings by gender and ethnicity

The following table shows the detail of average earnings by gender and ethnicity, from Statistics NZ's Income Survey.

All women All men Ratio All Maori All Pakeha Ratio
$25.35 $29.44 86.1% $23.48 $28.66 81.02%
  Women Men Average
Pakeha  $26.13 $31.08 84.07%
Maori  $22.46 $24.48 91.75%
Pacific $20.83  $22.80 91.36%
Asian*  $23.81 $25.96 91.72%

NB: This new IS category from 2009 includes origins in the Indian peninsula, South East Asia and East Asia regions, a population now twice as large as the New Zealand Pacific population. Another new category compiles Middle East, South American and African origins (17,000 people in 2010). (Culturally and economically, these categories are confusing, in our view. New immigrant groups may not yet have a normal population profile (ie few children and old people in NZ) which can distort labour market statistics.)

The next table makes some comparisons between the different gender/ethnicity groups. It compares each of the groups of women in the left hand column with each of the groups across the top line. The lowest paid groups are Maori and Pacific women. The greatest gaps are with Pakeha men, and this comparison is highlighted with bold type.

June 2015: Average hourly earnings comparisons by main ethnic groups

 
Pakeha women
Maori men
Pacific men
Asian* men
Pakeha men
All men
Pakeha women
106.7 %
114.6 %
100.7 %
84.1 %
88.8 %
Maori women
85.9 %
91.7 %
98.5 %
86.5 %
72.3 %
76.3 %
Pacific women
79.7 %
85.1 %
91.4 %
80.2 %
67.0 %
70.7 %
Asian* women
91.1 %
97.3 %
104.4 %
91.7 %
76.6 %
81.8 %

June 2014: Average hourly earnings by gender and ethnicity

The following table shows the detail of average earnings by gender and ethnicity, from Statistics NZ's Income Survey.

All women All men Percent All Maori All Pakeha Percent
$24.70 $28.70 86 % $23 $27.99 82.2%
  Women Men Average
Pakeha  $25.46 $30.40  $27.99
Maori  $21.81 $24.08  $23.00
Pacific  $20.07 $22.85  $21.60
Asian*  $23.48 $24.10  $23.82

NB: This new IS category from 2009 includes origins in the Indian peninsula, South East Asia and East Asia regions, a population now twice as large as the New Zealand Pacific population. Another new category compiles Middle East, South American and African origins (17,000 people in 2010). (Culturally and economically, these categories are confusing, in our view. New immigrant groups may not yet have a normal population profile (ie few children and old people in NZ) which can distort labour market statistics.)

The next table makes some comparisons between the different gender/ethnicity groups. It compares each of the groups of women in the left hand column with each of the groups across the top line. The lowest paid groups are Maori and Pacific women. The greatest gaps are with Pakeha men, and this comparison is highlighted with bold type.

June 2014: Average hourly earnings comparisons by main ethnic groups

 
Pakeha women
Maori men
Pacific men
Asian* men
Pakeha men
All men
Pakeha women
105.7 %
111.4 %
105.6 %
83.7 %
88.7 %
Maori women
85.7 %
90.6 %
95.4 %
90.5 %
69.4 %
76.0 %
Pacific women
78.8 %
83.3 %
87.8 %
83.3 %
66.0 %
69.9 %
Asian* women
92.2 %
97.5 %
102.8 %
97.4 %
77.2 %
81.8 %


June 2013: Average hourly earnings by gender and ethnicity

The following table shows average earnings by gender and ethnicity, from Statistics NZ's Income Survey.

All women All men Percent All Maori All Pakeha Percent
$24.19 $27.72 87.3 % $22 45 $27.08 82.9%
  Women Men Average
Pakeha  $24.82 $29.30  $27.08
Maori  $22.05 $22.83  $22.45
Pacific  $20.11 $20.98  $20.59
Asian*  $23.06 $23.86  $23.49

NB: This new IS category from 2009 includes origins in the Indian peninsula, South East Asia and East Asia regions, a population now twice as large as the New Zealand Pacific population. Another new category compiles Middle East, South American and African origins (17,000 people in 2010). (Culturally and economically, these categories are confusing, in our view. New immigrant groups may not yet have a normal population profile (ie few children and old people in NZ) which can distort labour market statistics.)

The next table makes some comparisons between the different gender/ethnicity groups. It compares each of the groups of women in the left hand column with each of the groups across the top line. The lowest paid groups are Maori and Pacific women. The greatest gaps are with Pakeha men, and this comparison is highlighted with bold type.

June 2013: Average hourly earnings comparisons by main ethnic groups

 
Pakeha women
Maori men
Pacific men
Asian* men
Pakeha men
All men
Pakeha women
108.7 %
118.4 %
104.0 %
84.7 %
87.3 %
Maori women
88.8 %
96.6 %
105.1 %
92.4 %
75.1 %
79.5 %
Pacific women
81 %
88 %
95.6 %
84.3 %
68.6 %
72.5 %
Asian* women
92.9 %
103.4 %
109.9 %
96.6 %
78.7 %
84.7 %

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www.cevepnz.org.nz - 7 October 2016