Australian public service employee census

Each year our staff take part in the Australian Public Service Employee Census. All staff across the Australian Public Service were able to complete this survey between May and June.

The Census is an opportunity for staff to have their say on important workforce issues. This includes:

  • job satisfaction
  • employee engagement
  • performance management
  • leadership
  • general impressions of the Australian Public Service.

The Census results are used to inform strategies, policies, and evaluate initiatives. However, they need to be studied in context. They reflect the perceptions of employees at a point in time (May to June 2019).

We are releasing our Census results to be more transparent and accountable for providing a workplace that supports our people to deliver effective and efficient public services.


We protect the privacy of our staff.

Census reporting is subject to strict privacy rules. We don’t report results unless we have at least 10 staff responses.

Find out more on the Australian Public Service Commission’s (APSC) website:

2019 employee census results


​Document Pages File size
Australian Public Service Employee Census 2019 Highlight Report: Agriculture PDF PDF icon 35 488 KB
Australian Public Service Employee Census 2019 Highlight Report: Agriculture data XLSX PDF icon 1 38 KB

If you have difficulty accessing these files, please visit web accessibility for assistance.

The results don’t reflect the views of all our staff. Only the ones who chose to respond.

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Find more detail about interpreting and benchmarking the results on the APSC Census landing page.

Last reviewed: 26 November 2019
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