Australian Public Service employee census results

We’re releasing our agency-level census results for 2020. 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 each year. In 2020, the census was conducted between October and November. The census collects information on important workforce issues, such as:

  • job satisfaction
  • employee engagement
  • performance management
  • leadership
  • general impressions of the APS.

About the results

The agency-level census report provides a summary of the DTA’s results on key questions, as well as benchmarking to similar agencies and past results.

The report includes high-level aggregated data and is subject to strict privacy rules.  It is important to note that only agency-level data will be publicly available.

Here at the DTA, we us the census results to inform strategies, policies, and evaluate initiatives.

Further information

For more detail about interpreting, benchmarking and comparing the results, we recommend visiting APS employee census 2020.

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can send an email to or call 02 6120 8707