Employment arrangements varied between genders, with a higher proportion of women working part time than men (see Table 6.2). In 2020, 34.9% of non-casual female employees in the NSW public sector worked part time compared to 10.6% of male non-casual employees.
However, between 2019 and 2020, the proportion of men working part time increased slightly (0.1%) and the proportion of women working part time decreased (-0.1%).
Table 6.2: Employment arrangement by gender, non-casual census headcount, 2020
Of the 98 public sector departments and agencies that employed people on a part-time basis in 2020, 85 agencies had at least 75% female part-time employee representation.
Figure 6.11 shows the proportion of part-time employees by gender for each service. In 2020, the NSW Health Service continued to have the highest proportion of men in part-time employment (18.9%) and the second-highest proportion of women working part time (42.3%).