There is something wrong when the region which has the highest level of civil servants is also the region with highest median incomes. Look at the difference between Manawatu and Wellington - 29 percent. It's out of whack. A productive argicultural region should be doing better than trailing the seat of government by 29 percent. And to make matters worse, instead of the number of civil servants declining, it's growing.
It's ironic that many of the people complaining about growing inequality are the very civil servants - including MPs - gaining from it. From 2010 to 2014 Wellington - barring Taranaki - also had the fastest growing incomes.