Report summary: New Zealand has done reasonably well in protecting workers in its formal economy. The country has ratified 61 ILO conventions and has 33 currently in force. There is, however, a lack of domestic worker protections in New Zealand. It also lacks flexible work arrangements for employees with care responsibilities. Overall, New Zealand had a score of 7.33 for Sub-Index A, but a lower score of 6.44 for Sub-Index B.
Note: As of December 2021, Category A6 on Family-Friendly Workplace Policies has been retitled as “Mother-Friendly Workplace Policies”.
|GDP (USD, billion)||42,084|
|Human Development Index||0.920|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||65%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||25%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||100%|
|Access to Electricity*||100%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||100%|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||86.7%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 2020.