Public sector employment Data dictionary


Outcome area Employment and financial security
Priority Economic independence

Proportion of Australian Public Service employees with disability.1

Most recent data

June 2023

Baseline data

December 2021


APS employees, aged 15 and over


Number of Australian Public Service employees with disability.


Number of APS employees.

Computation description

Number of APS employees with disability, divided by the number of APS employees.

Expressed as a percentage.


100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

  1. The Strategy would like to see the following tracked – proportion of public sector employees with disability. Available data do not currently allow reporting on the wider public sector.
  2. A person has a disability if they report that they have a limitation, restriction or impairment, which has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least 6 months and restricts everyday activities. Disability status is voluntarily self-reported.
  3. Disability status was unknown for 25% of Australian Public Service employees in December 2022. Between June 2011 and December 2022, disability status was unknown for between 24% and 27% of these employees.
  4. Data are for employees aged 15 and over.


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