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Workforce reporting

Workforce reporting involves data collection on the characteristics of NSW public sector employment. It includes demographic information such as age, gender, EEO group membership, and work location, as well as employment information such as: hours worked, leave patterns, remuneration and mobility within the sector.

The Public Service Commission maintains a data warehouse called the Workforce Information Warehouse (WIW). The WIW provides the government with a sound evidence base to inform the development of workforce management strategies and policy. The data in the WIW is updated through routine collections such as the Workforce Profile Collection.

Act, regulation, rules

At a glance

The Workforce Profile includes demographic information such as age, gender and diversity group membership, and employment information such as hours worked, leave patterns, remuneration, and mobility within the sector.

The information provided by the Workforce Profile supports bench-marking, workforce planning and employment policy development work at both agency and sector-wide level. It also provides insight into social or economic trends and the composition of the sector’s workforce, the need for new employment policies, procedures or systems, and the impact of policies that are introduced.

View the latest Workforce Profile report.

Data collection

Agencies must routinely submit data collections to the PSC based on set, sector-wide census dates. View a summary on submitting data as part of a data collection.

Annual Reporting

Under the Government Sector Employment Rules, the head of a government sector agency  is to ensure that information relating to workforce diversity within the agency is collected and is able to be provided to the Public Service Commissioner. Agencies must collect and report statistics for employees in diversity groups, and report on workforce diversity information, achievements and strategies in agency annual reports.

The Annual Reports (Departments) Regulation 2015 and the Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Regulation 2015 include requirements in relation to inclusion in annual reports of the number and remuneration of senior executives.

Read more about financial and annual reporting legislative requirements on the NSW Treasury website.

More information

  • In performing its functions the PSC deals with information about the NSW public sector workforce and prospective NSW public sector employees. This information is known as the PSC workforce data.

    This Code applies to all PSC workforce data held by the PSC.

  • In performing its functions the PSC deals with information about the NSW public sector workforce and prospective NSW public sector employees. This information is known as the PSC workforce data.

    Some of the information that the PSC collects as part of its data collections constitutes “health information” for the purposes of the HRIP Act. This Code applies to all PSC workforce data held by the PSC.

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