The State of the Public Sector in Victoria (SOPSIV) is an invaluable source of information about the Victorian public sector.

Published annually since 2007, SOPSIV offers a consolidated picture of the structure, composition and profile of our public sector – its workforce, executives and boards of governance.

The 2015-16 report, released 14 December, features:

  • the agencies that comprise the sector, how they are organised and governed, and what has changed over the last year
  • where and how employment levels have changed across various parts of the sector
  • a focus on employees, their demographic characteristics and how these are changing over time
  • information on public sector executives, including gender composition

Did you know?

  • There are over 3,300 public sector bodies and nearly half don’t employ staff – read the report to discover what they do (tip, see section 1.3)
  • More than 285,000 Victorians work in the public sector, with two-thirds employed in public entities such as hospitals, schools, and the police and emergency services
  • 4% of sector employees identify as LGBTI,  and 3% as having a disability
  • Public boards are made up of more than 33,000 members, providing critical strategic direction, governance and risk management to public sector entities. And? 85% of them volunteer their time!

Visit the SOPSIV Page and access the report