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About Workforce Information

Each year the NSW Public Service Commissioner publishes the State of the NSW Public Sector Report which is an assessment of the performance of the sector as a whole, using data from a range of sources including the Workforce Profile. The annual workforce profile data has been produced since 1999 and is published each year as a companion report to the annual State of the NSW Public Sector Report.

The Public Service Commission maintains a data warehouse called the Workforce Information Warehouse (WIW). The WIW is the ‘single source of truth’ that 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 from the sector, such as the Workforce Profile Collection. The data held in the WIW is de-identified, which means it does not contain the names of employees. The PSC manages the data collected through the workforce profile in accordance with the published Codes of Practice. The Codes of Practice were approved by the NSW Attorney General and NSW Minister for Health.

The Workforce Data

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 benchmarking, 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. Click on the icon below to access a printable version of the latest Workforce Profile report.

Cover of the 2019 Workforce profile report
2019 Workforce
Profile Report

Access historical Workforce Profile Data Reports

An Agency Dashboard is currently being prototyped. This will enable nominated users to access tables and charts of their own data and comparative aggregate data from the sector. This will be accessed via the internet using an intuitive user interface.


See an Overview of Collections and WIW for Submitters and Approvers 

Read the Workforce Profile Collection Overview

Read the Performance Development Collection Overview

Data collections are to be routinely submitted to PSC based on set, sector-wide census dates. The Collection Overview provides a summary of census and submission dates for the Workforce Profile, Performance Development and Executive Data collections.

Contact Us

For further information regarding Workforce Profile, Performance Development and Senior Executive Analysis and Reporting, please call or email Analytics Services.

Telephone: (02) 9272 6123