The State of the Public Sector in Victoria (SOPSIV) reports on the employees of the Victorian public sector and their actions to support the Government and serve the people of the state.

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

In 2018 this data was the basis for a series of interactive charts that illustrate change to the Victorian Public Sector workforce over the course of a decade.

Explore more at Data Insights: A decade of public sector workforce data

2016-2017 reports

The 2016-17 report was released 21 February.  It features:

  • the agencies that comprise the sector, how they are organised and governed, and what has changed over the past 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
  • analysis of gender pay equity in the public sector workforce
  • information on public sector executives, including gender composition

Did you know?

  • There are over 3,400 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 295,000 Victorians work in the public sector, with two-thirds employed in public entities such as hospitals, schools, and the police and emergency services
  • 5% of sector employees identify as LGBTI, and 3% as having a disability
  • Public boards are made up of more than 32,000 members, providing critical strategic direction, governance and risk management to public sector entities. And over 84% of them volunteer their time!

SOPSIV by the numbers 2016-2017

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