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Health Workforce Information Programme (HWIP)


The Health Workforce Information Programme is a well established programme that has been capturing and reporting credible and timely DHB employee demographic data since 2006.   The data collected consists of 29 variables supported by an agreed data standard and code sets. The HWIP information is used to inform strategic and operational workforce analysis, development and planning at the local, regional and national level as well as inform ER strategic negotiations. It  provides a foundation on which to build a richer picture on how best to deliver to New Zealand’s future health sector workforce needs.

The HWIP team also provide analysis and advice on all aspects of workforce information.  To contact the team please send a message to –


DHB Employed Workforce Information Reports

DHB employed workforce information reports are generated each quarter (March, June, September, December), providing a snapshot overview of the DHB employed workforce.  The format of the reports is to provide tables and graphs on the demographics of the DHB workforce aligned to the seven occupational groupings. These groupings are:

  • Senior medical
  • Junior medical
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Allied & scientific (the amalgamation of Allied Health and Technical and Scientific)
  • Care and support
  • Corporate and other


DHB Employed Workforce Quarterly Report - September 2018
DHB Employed Workforce Quarterly Report - June 2018
DHB Employed Workforce Quarterly Report - March 2018
DHB Employed Workforce Quarterly Report - December 2017 
DHB Employed Workforce Quarterly Report - September 2017
DHB Employed Workforce Quarterly Report - June 2017


DHB Workforce Trend Reports

Following eight years of data collection and a thorough investigation and cleansing exercise the data collection is now robust enough to perform long term analysis.  This analysis can be cut many ways; by profession, by service, by occupational group.  

DHB Employed Workforce Information Dashboard Reports

The dashboard reports provide an ‘at a glance’ view of the DHB Employed workforce information held in the Health Workforce Information Programme (HWIP) collection. They provide trend analysis on some of the key elements in the collection. The new views are part of making the HWIP information more dynamic and accessible.

Dashboard June 2018 – DHB Size

Dashboard June 2018 – Occupational Group


Nursing Trend Report

This report is the first in a series of long-term trend analyses. It covers all registered DHB nurse employees for the period March 2007 to December 2014.

DHB Nursing Trend Report


Ad hoc Reports

The HWIP team also provide analysis and advice on all aspects of workforce information.  The team can also produce ad hoc or regular reports and data extracts as requested. To contact the team email

Technical Documents

HWIP Base Data – Dataset Standard

This document describes the data standards required for each of the 29 variables in the HWIP collection, each variable has been defined according to a set of metadata components outlined in the document.  The data standard reflects a logical view of the data, it does not necessarily represent the physical implementation of the data.  This document should be read in conjunction with the HWIP Data Codeset below.

HWIP dataset standard


HWIP Base Data - Code set

This document details the standardised code sets to be used for each of the variables outlined in the dataset standard.

HWIP Code Set


HWIP Self Analysis Template

This is an excel spreadsheet template to be used to check workforce data before submitting to the HWIP data collection.

Self Analysis Template


HWIP – Coding guidelines

This document aims to explain and assist the DHBs with good quality coding within the DHB quarterly submissions to HWIP.

HWIP Coding guidelines



This document has been developed in conjunction with the Coding and Classification division at Statistics New Zealand. Statistics New Zealand have endorsed this coding manual as the correct way to apply ANZSCO codes to job titles (and occupations) to employees within DHBs. Please use this document to assist with ANZSCO coding within the quarterly submissions to HWIP.

HWIP ANZSCO Code Manual 

Core Documents

DHB Workforce Information Data Access Protocols

The intention of the HWIP has always been that the data collection be used as widely as possible, therefore, this document outlines the recommended data access protocols and data release matrix.

DHB Workforce Information Data Access Protocols - 2015

A Practical Guide to FTE Calculations

This paper aims to explain how different full-time equivalent numbers (FTEs) are calculated, the purpose, the intended audience and the ‘pros and cons’ of the various reporting methods. It is written with the intent to make the FTE reporting process as straight forward as possible by removing jargon and detailed arguments.

A practical guide to FTE reporting