Facts, figures and visuals on public sector employee work locations

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Key facts

Work locations

  • about 70% of all public sector employees work in Greater Melbourne Metro
  • about 30% of all public sector employees work in regional Victoria.

Impact of COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 16.4% or 56,713 public sector employees would have worked in the Melbourne Central Business District.

Results from the People Matter Survey 2021 show that around 34% of public sector employees were working from home at June 2021.

Percentage of the total Victorian labour market

At June 2021, the public sector comprised:

  • 9% of Greater Metropolitan Melbourne’s labour force
  • 13% of regional Victoria’s labour force.

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Where public sector employees work

This graph shows how many public sector employees work in each Victorian region.

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Regional Victoria work locations

This graph shows the percentage of public sector employees who work in each regional Victoria location.

You can also view a breakdown by industry.

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Greater Melbourne Metro work locations

This graph shows the percentage of public sector employees who work in each location in Greater Melbourne Metro.

You can also view a breakdown by industry.

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Data sets

This data set covers June 2015 to June 2021.

We source this data from our annual workforce and executive data collections that cover over 1,800 Victorian public sector employers.

Work location

This file has the proportion of public sector employees working in each specified Victorian region by industry.

Download work location data set (XLSX, 89kb)

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