Australian Public Service Employee Census

Each year, the Commission’s staff participate in the Australian Public Service (APS) Employee Census - an opinion survey conducted between May and June and invites all APS employees across Australia to participate.

The APS Employee Census collects information on important workforce issues such as job satisfaction, employee engagement, performance management, leadership, and general impressions of the APS. It also provides information about these issues for individual agencies.

The results reflect the perceptions of staff at the time of the census, and are used by the Australian Public Service Commission and our organisation to inform strategies, policies, and evaluate initiatives that were developed in response to the results of census' from previous years.

2019 Census Highlights Report

The Commission's 2019 Australian Public Service Employee Census Highlights Report can be viewed here.

2019
Publication, report or update

2020 Census Highlights Report

The Commission's 2020 Australian Public Service Employee Census Highlights Report can be viewed here.

2021
Publication, report or update

Extra small specialist agency

The APS is made up of more than 100 agencies of varying sizes and functions. The Commission falls within the group known as extra small agencies (20 – 100 employees) and sits within the functional cluster known as Specialist Agencies which provide specialist support to government.

Australian Public Service Commission

Further information about opinion-style surveys, survey methodology, how to interpret neutral results, response rates and representativeness of data is available on the Australian Public Service Commission website

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