Australian Public Service employee census results
We’re releasing our agency-level census results for the first time in 2019. We want to use this opportunity to create a more transparent, accountable and trusted public service
About the APS employee census
The Australian Public Service (APS) employee census is an opinion survey given to all APS employees between May and June each year. The census collects information on important workforce issues, such as:
- job satisfaction
- employee engagement
- performance management
- general impressions of the APS
The report summarises our results across different areas and includes aggregated agency data (PDF, 512KB). All employee census reporting is subject to strict privacy rules and we do not produce reports unless there are a minimum of 10 staff responses. If you have any problems accessing the report, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We use census results to inform strategies, policies, and evaluate initiatives.
About the results
You need to study them in the context of when our employees took the survey — May to June 2019. The results reflect the perceptions of our employees at that time.
Remember the APS contains more than 100 agencies of different sizes and functions. You need to take into account similar agency sizes and functions when comparing data.
For more detail about interpreting, benchmarking and comparing the results, we recommend visiting the APSC’s census landing page and also reading the explanatory guide for more technical information.