Infographic: Australia’s public sector workforce at a glance


More than 1.6 million Australians work in the public sector. So who are they? Where do they work? And how much money do they spend? The Mandarin crunches the numbers.

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  • Sandy H

    Your graph says over 24,000 NSW public servants work in Trade and Investment. Can someone explain to me what all these people do?

    • Sandy Herberte

      Problem solved. In NSW, trade and investment activities are conducted by the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services. A very diverse department, of the 24,000 odd employees, less than 200 would be actually involved in trade and investment.