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State of the NSW Public Sector Report 2023

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 report. Her full foreword is also available to read.

Read the Commissioner's full foreword

Data & insights

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.

Case studies

In this year's report you'll find stories of excellent work in the NSW public sector. Read about initiatives like the new legal career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples, boosting employment of people with disability, and virtual medical services.

Find out more

Download the full State of the NSW Public Sector Report 2023

Download the report (PDF)

Related reports

The Workforce Profile Report 2023 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 25th report since its commencement in 1999.

The NSW People Matter Employee Survey asks employees about their experience and perceptions of a range of workplace issues and practices, including management and leadership, service delivery, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, public sector values, and unacceptable conduct.