In their annual reports, Departments and statutory bodies must report on their workforce diversity achievements during the reporting year and their key workforce diversity strategies proposed for the following year (see Annual Reports (Departments) Regulation 2015 Schedule 1 and Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Regulation 2015 Schedule 1).
Departments and statutory bodies may also report statistics for both the representation and distribution of employees in diversity groups, in the same format as the report provided to each agency by the Public Service Commission.
The 2016 workforce diversity benchmarks and targets are shown below. Please note that these benchmarks and targets are currently being reviewed with plans for revised 2017 figures.
Benchmarks compare the workforce composition against a standard, for example, comparing diversity of NSW public sector workforce against the demographics of the NSW working age population. Whereas targets are set for the NSW public sector workforce and are to be achieved by a specific timeframe.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 2.6%
Target set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) for all classification levels.
- Women: 50%
Benchmark of 50% for all classification levels, which will support the Premier’s Priority for women in senior leadership roles.
- People with disability: N/A
- People with disability who require work related adjustment: 1.5%
EmployABILITY set a target to increase the employment of people with a disability requiring a workplace adjustment to 1.5%.
- People whose first language was not English: 19%
Based on ABS 2001 Census of Population and Housing.