APS census results

Employee Census Results

The Australian Public Service (APS) employee census collects confidential attitude and opinion information from APS employees on important issues including their health and wellbeing, attendance, performance management, leadership, and general impressions of the APS. The employee census is administered to all APS employees between May and June each year.

Geoscience Australia is committed to listening to and valuing all voices in our organisation, and increasing our transparency and accountability. We are proud to join a number of APS agencies in voluntarily making our 2021 employee census results publicly available. This is the third year that we have published the agency-level results.

Our Results

Our 2021 Employee Census results demonstrate that people in our organisation make a difference, with 86 per cent of respondents feeling proud to work for Geoscience Australia and 90 per cent positive responses to delivering outcomes for the Australian public. The results also demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive culture, with 90 per cent positive responses in this field. We are continuing to develop our organisational culture through actions under our People Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Mental Health Strategy.

If you are planning to analyse data from our employee census results, we encourage you to consider it in context. The APS is made up of more than 100 agencies of varying sizes and functions. Similar agency sizes and functions should be taken into account when comparing data. More information on interpreting, benchmarking and comparing agency-level results from the Employee Census 2021 is available from the Australian Public Service Commission website.