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Australian Public Service (APS) Employee Census

The APS Employee Census (‘the Census’) is an annual opinion survey administered to all APS employees. Although participation is encouraged, completion of the Census is voluntary.

The Census collects information on important workforce issues, such as employee engagement, wellbeing, innovation, performance management, leadership, and general impressions of the APS.

Agency results also help inform the State of the Service report – which is the Australian Public Service Commissioner's annual report to Parliament on the state of the APS.

The Productivity Commission’s 2018-2019 Highlights report is now available below. The 2019 Census was completed by 90% of Commission staff.

The Highlights report contains a summary of the Commission’s Census results across a range of areas, and includes aggregated agency data – as all Census reporting is subject to strict privacy rules.

The APS-wide Census website contains further information on the purpose and approach to gathering Census data, as well as APS-wide and agency-specific results, and an explanatory guide to understanding the reports.

Download the results