Current statistics of women in NZ Police

Current statistics of women in NZ Police (PDF, 30KB)

  • As at 30th April 2016, women comprised 32.2 percent of all New Zealand Police staff and 18.9 percent (1669) of 8831 constabulary staff.

    By contrast, five years ago 17.3 percent (1524) of 8788 constabulary staff were women.

      Male Female Total Female
    %
    Constable 5,175 1,409 6,584 21.4%
    Sergeant 1,257 165 1,422 11.6%
    Senior
    Sergeant
    420 54 474 11.4%
    Inspector 242 34 276 12.3%
    Superintendent
    and
    above
    43 7 50 14.0%
    Total 7,162 1,669 8,831 18.9%

     

  • By the ranks (2011 percentage in brackets)

    Constable

    21.4%

    (19.8)

    Sergeant

    11.6%

    (10.4)

    Senior Sergeant

    11.4%

    (10.1)

    Inspector

    12.3%

    (8.5)

    Superintendent

    14.0%

    (4.8)

     

  • The current (30 April 2016) Full Time Equivalent Constabulary female numbers are:

    District Constable Sergeant Senior
    Sergeant
    Inspector Superintendent
    and
    above
    Total

    Northland

    56

    8

    1

    1

     

    66

    Waitemata

    133

    16

    4

       

    153

    Auckland
    City

    133

    14

    4

    2

     

    153

    Counties
    Manukau

    204

    15

    4

    5

     

    228

    Waikato

    98

    8

    2

    3

     

    111

    Bay Of
    Plenty

    113

    7

    3

       

    123

    Central

    101

    12

     

    4

    1

    118

    Eastern

    69

    6

    1

    1

    1

    78

    Wellington

    170

    21

    2

    2

     

    195

    Tasman

    44

    2

    1

    2

    1

    50

    Canterbury

    145

    16

    4

       

    165

    Southern

    83

    5

    5

    1

     

    93

    Service
    Centre

    60

    36

    23

    13

    4

    136

    Total

    1,409

    165

    54

    34

    7

    1,669

     

  • As a percentage of the workforce this works out as:

     

    District

    Constable

    Sergeant

    Senior Sergeant

    Inspector

    Superintendent
    and
    above

    Total

    Northland

    21.2%

    16.7%

    6.7%

    14.3%

    0.0%

    19.7%

    Waitemata

    23.9%

    14.9%

    10.3%

    0.0%

    0.0%

    21.2%

    Auckland
    City

    20.8%

    13.1%

    9.1%

    11.8%

    0.0%

    18.9%

    Counties
    Manukau

    25.3%

    10.0%

    9.8%

    29.4%

    0.0%

    22.5%

    Waikato

    20.2%

    9.8%

    8.4%

    30.0%

    0.0%

    18.5%

    Bay Of
    Plenty

    21.7%

    7.0%

    10.0%

    0.0%

    0.0%

    18.5%

    Central

    19.3%

    11.9%

    0.0%

    30.8%

    100.0%

    17.7%

    Eastern

    20.5%

    10.3%

    6.3%

    11.1%

    100.0%

    18.5%

    Wellington

    27.2%

    18.6%

    5.3%

    11.8%

    0.0%

    24.6%

    Tasman

    18.4%

    4.1%

    6.7%

    25.0%

    100.0%

    16.2%

    Canterbury

    20.6%

    12.8%

    11.1%

    0.0%

    0.0%

    18.8%

    Southern

    19.0%

    6.3%

    16.5%

    9.1%

    0.0%

    16.8%

    Service
    Centre

    12.9%

    11.5%

    19.5%

    10.7%

    10.8%

    12.9%

    Total

    21.4%

    11.6%

    11.4%

    12.3%

    14.0%

    18.9%

     

  • In the last year Constabulary female attrition was 4.1%, which is actually slightly lower than the 4.2% for males.  At that attrition rate the average expected service is 23 years for women and 22 for men.

    Note for media: Attrition rate is simply the proportion of our staff who leave in a year, regardless of reason for leaving or length of service so it could include someone who left after 5 months and someone who retired after 50 years. The Police rate is amongst the lowest of any large employer in New Zealand.
     
  • The current average service for Female Constabulary employees is 11.4 years, and this is much lower than it would be otherwise as there has been a massive growth in female numbers in recent years.
  • In comparison, the current average length of service for a male constabulary officer is about 15 years. (A word of warning, this difference is caused by the large growth in female numbers in recent years, meaning there are a whole lot more women with quite small service levels bringing the average down.  It is not caused by differences in attrition level meaning that women are leaving earlier.)
  • In 2015 34 percent of all recruits starting at RNZPC were women, this is the first time woman have ever been over a third of recruits.
  • Amongst our Constabulary Pacific workforce we are currently at about 15% women, which is a bit lower than the 19% rate for the overall Constabulary workforce.