Story: Workforce composition

Male and female workforce, 2006

Male and female workforce, 2006

Although the differences between men’s and women’s work are now less than they have ever been, women still make up a much smaller section of the total workforce then men. ‘Not in labour force’ covers those caring for children or other family members, retired people, students and those unable to work due to physical or mental disability.

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How to cite this page:

Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Workforce composition - The size of the workforce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/22676/male-and-female-workforce-2006 (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Paul Callister and Robert Didham, published 11 Mar 2010