Our staff profile

Details about staff numbers and staff diversity between 2017/18 and 2019/20.

Staff numbers (full-time equivalents)

2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Office of the Auditor-General 62 67 87
Audit New Zealand 276 259 272
Corporate Services 46 47 46
Total 384 373 405

Note: The corporate services function is shared between the Office of the Auditor-General and Audit New Zealand. The Communications and Engagement team, which was part of Corporate Services, moved to the Office of the Auditor-General in December 2019. Therefore, the 2019/20 staff numbers for Corporate Services do not include the Communications and Engagement team.

Gender distribution – All staff

2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Women 57% 54% 53%
Men 43% 46% 47%

Gender distribution – Executive management

2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Women 27% 33% 42%
Men 73% 67% 58%

Ethnicity distribution

2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Pākehā/NZ European 28% 24% 20%
NZ Māori 2% 2% 3%
Pasifika 2% 2% 1%
Asian 18% 18% 21%
Other European 34% 36% 37%
Other ethnic groups 9% 9% 9%
Undeclared 9% 10% 9%

Note: Due to rounding, the numbers in this table might not add up to 100%.

Functional distribution

2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Audit/assurance 66% 65% 62%
Technical and advisory 12% 12% 15%
Corporate support 19% 20% 20%
Senior management 3% 3% 3%

Page last updated: 14 October 2020