Profile of kaiāwhina workforce
The information available suggests that the current support worker workforce:
- is female-dominated (91% are women)
- has an older age profile compared to other New Zealand workforces (54% are aged between 45 and 64)
- consists mostly of part-time workers working an average of 21 hours a week
- is increasingly qualified, but continues to be paid an hourly rate close to the minimum wage.