Chapter OneExecutive Summary

Size of the Sector 2017

Census period FTE
325,917
-0.2% vs. 2016

Employee Headcount
393,333

10.2% of all NSW employed persons are NSW public sector employees

Public Sector Employment

Median Salary
$83,689
+2.5% vs. 2016
Australia full-time adult average weekly earnings increased by 1.8%

Job Security
9.3 years
Median tenure
77.7% of roles are ongoing

Average recruitment decision time
45.7 days
Estimated average time taken from application completion to acceptance of offer on I Work for NSW

Public Sector Diversity

Median age
45 years
25.5% are under 35
+1.1pp vs. 2007
24.4% are 55 and over
+7.1pp vs. 2007

Women
64.6%
+5.1pp vs. 2007

Senior Leaders (female)
37.4%
government sector
+1.3pp vs. 2016

English as a 2nd Language
18.4%
+0.4pp since vs 2016

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders
3.2% of employees
+0.1pp vs. 2016

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Senior Leaders
71 Senior leaders
+8 vs. 2016

Disability
2.7% of employees
-0.1pp vs. 2016