APS Employee Census results

The Australian Public Service (APS) Employee Census (the Census) surveys all APS employees between May and June each year on important workforce issues such as job satisfaction, employee engagement, performance management, leadership, and general impressions of the APS. 

2023 Census results

This year we achieved a Census response rate of 96%. This is a 1% decrease in survey completions compared to 2022. The results of this survey provide us with strong insights into what we do well and opportunities for improvement.

Our results reflect a workforce highly committed to the work we do, with 93% of respondents reporting they are happy to go the extra mile and 88% clear on how their role contributes to outcomes for the Australian public.

We had positive immediate manager scores, with 90% saying their immediate manager models our agency values and behaviours and 91% reporting their immediate manager applies agency policies fairly and consistently.

As part of our commitment to making the DTA an even better place to work, we have implemented an agency wide action plan to address areas for improvement. We have also promoted a Divisional and Branch action plan to address specific needs.






Further information

For more detail about interpreting, benchmarking and comparing the results, we recommend visiting 2022 APS Employee Census | Australian Public Service Commission (apsc.gov.au)

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can send an email to info@dta.gov.au or call 02 6120 8707.