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State of the NSW Public Sector Report 2022

A summary of the NSW public sector's performance, achievements, challenges and priorities.

The NSW public sector aspires to be a high-performing diverse workforce that delivers great outcomes for the people of NSW. 

This report is a scorecard of the sector's performance as a whole. It includes valuable workforce data, facts and figures, along with case studies on some of the inspirational work happening across the sector.

You can use this report to not only learn more about the sector but also to help make workforce planning decisions in your agency.

This video from our Commissioner, Kathrina Lo, touches on some of the year’s highlights and why you should read the reports. Her full foreword is also available to read.

Read the Commissioner's full foreword

Data & insights

How the sector is performing overall.

The sector's size and distribution across the state.

Who we are and how we feel at work.

The behaviours we experience in our workplaces.

Who they are and how we view them.

How we experience our organisations' practices.

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Case studies

In this year's report you'll find stories of excellent work in the NSW public sector. Read about initiatives like the Women's Economic Opportunity Review, renewing the Closing the Gap Agreement, and delivering COVID-9 vaccines to vulnerable communities. 

Find out more

Download the full State of the NSW Public Sector Report 2022

Download the report (PDF)

Related reports

The Workforce Profile Report 2022 provides in-depth data and information about the NSW public sector workforce, and can be used to inform workforce management strategies and policy.

This year marks the 24th report since its commencement in 1999.