The report’s purpose is to promote further improvements to the performance of Victoria’s public sector workforce, aid the government’s public sector reform agenda, and help drive improvements in the way public sector workers are managed and led.

Key Findings:

  • Two-thirds of the Victorian public sector workforce identified as women, and 70% were based in metropolitan Melbourne. The proportion of the workforce who identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander was similar to the Victorian population (1% compared to 0.8%). However, other diversity groups were underrepresented in the public sector workforce compared to the community.
  • There is a clear need to further improve the employment experience for Aboriginal staff and people with disability.
  • Incidence of aggressive or violent behaviour at work is reported for the first time and is relatively high in the front-line services: Police and emergency services, public health care.
  • Survey results indicate a significant difference in the perceptions of executives and their staff regarding the performance of public sector executives.
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