Sector insights
  • 628,107
    filled jobs 23.3% of 2,693,301 in New Zealand (2022, Infometrics)
  • 284,156
    filled jobs are within our Health sectors making 10.6% of 2,693,301 in New Zealand (2022, Infometrics)
  • Top 5
    Occupations Primary School Teacher, Personal Care Assistant, Registered Nurse, Early Childhood and Secondary School Teacher hold 193,706 jobs (2022, Infometrics)
  • 71,937
    business units in our sectors. (2022, Infometrics)


Toitū te Waiora represents Community, Health, Education and Social Services. We are the ‘cradle to grave’ Ohu Ahumahi, in that we represent all the people facing services from midwifery through to funeral and tangihanga and all the community services like ambulance and corrections in between.

Our purpose is to support the transformation of workforce development across our sectors by providing industry and Iwi / Māori with a strong voice in making the Aotearoa workforce fit for today and the future. With Tiriti o Waitangi as our Tūāpapa, we engage with industry and providers to build collaborative relationships that spark synergy and transformation to help ‘All people in Aotearoa reach their preferred future’.