The areas most employees work in

This doughnut graph shows the number and percentage of employees by cluster (note: services are grouped in clusters, an administrative arrangement that facilitates coordination of related services by departments and agencies). The total number of employees is 328,113 (FTE). Employees in Planning & Environment total 5,352 or 1.6%; employees in Justice total 38,514 or 11.7%; employees in Premier & Cabinet total 1,581 or 0.5%; employees in Transport total 26,506 or 8.1%; employees in Trade & Investment total 24,924 or 7.6%; employees in Treasury total 7,212 or 2.2%; employees in Health total 106,542 or 32.5%; employees in Family & Community Services total 17,022 or 5.2%; employees in Education & Communities total 99,614 or 30.4%; employees External to Government Sector total 845 or 0.3%.

Most employees work in professional occupations requiring tertiary qualifications

This vertical bar graph shows the percentage of employees by occupation group. It compares the NSW public sector as at June 2014 with all NSW employed persons as at May 2014. It shows in ascending order, most NSW public sector employees are professionals (around 50%), community and personal service workers (just under 20%), clerical and administrative workers (around 15%), technicians and trades workers (around 5%), labourers (around 5%), managers (around 5%), machinery operators and drivers (under 5%) and sales workers (under 3%).

Because the NSW public sector provides a number of high-skill services, almost 50% of workers are employed in professional occupations such as teaching, nursing, medicine, engineering, accounting, law, ICT and social work. This is a substantially higher proportion than for all employed persons in NSW.

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