Location of public sector employees in NSW
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%).