Kiwis working longer hours has dropped significantly, according to Statistics New Zealand.
The proportion of employed people working 50 hours or more per week dropped to 20 per cent last year. The number is down from 23 per cent in 2006 and 25 per cent in 2001.
There is over 30 per cent difference between the highest proportion of people employed full-time, and the lowest regionally.
The overall figure is 48 per cent.
More people aged 65 and over are also working full-time.