Story: Economy

Commuters, Wellington railway station

Commuters, Wellington railway station

In the early 2000s two-thirds of New Zealand adults were in paid employment, although a quarter of these worked part-time. Less than a fifth worked in the government sector – a relatively low proportion. Most public-sector employees lived in Wellington, the nation’s capital. It is likely that many of the workers shown here were employed by the government.

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Brian Easton, 'Economy - Workers and incomes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Brian Easton, updated 1 Sep 2016