Location of public sector employees in NSW

This diagram is a map of NSW showing the number of public sector employees and the proportion of all employed persons in NSW for each region. Far West and Orana has 10,147 employees or 17.8%; New England and North West has 11,413 employees or 15.0%; North Coast has 30,935 employees or 13.6%; Hunter Region has 36,489 employees or 12.9%; Sydney has 242,505 employees or 9.9%; Illawarra has 15,882 employees or 11.7%; South Coast and Southern Highlands has 15,885 employees or 9.8%; Murray and Riverina has 15,598 employees or 12.0%; Central West has 14,322 employees or 14.3%.

The largest numbers of employees are located in Sydney, followed by the Hunter and North Coast, reflecting the larger number of people living in these areas.

Public sector employees make up 11% of all employed persons in NSW. In regional areas, the proportions range from 10% to 18%.

The majority of employees live and work in the same region. The Central Coast has the lowest proportion of people working in their home region (66.2%) while Western NSW and the North Coast have the highest proportions (95.2% and 93.9%).

Comparatively large numbers of Sydney-based public sector employees travel between eastern and western Sydney but the overall proportion of employees commuting out of these areas is quite low (2.2%).

The Public Service Commission acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which our office stands.