Number of survey responses and percentage of total responses by industry, 2021

In total, 92,008 Victorian public sector employees voluntarily responded to the People matter survey 2021.

Creative industries, finance, transport and other

  • 5384 respondents
  • 6% of total respondents

Police and emergency services

  • 8174 respondents
  • 9% of total respondents

Public health care

  • 37,889 respondents
  • 41% of total respondents

TAFE and other education

  • 6261 respondents
  • 7% of total respondents

Water and land management

  • 4056 respondents
  • 4% of total respondents

Victorian Public Service

  • 30,243 respondents
  • 33% of total respondents

Survey response rate by industry: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021

This graph shows you the percentage of survey respondents across each industry from 2016 to 2021.

The distribution of survey respondents is similar to the distribution of the public sector workforce, excluding public schools.

We don’t show the data from 2020 as some organisations couldn’t take part in the 2020 survey as they were responding to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, the 2020 data isn’t a true representation of the public sector.

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