APS employee census 2021

Defence Housing Australia participated in the latest Australian Public Service (APS) employee census, an annual employee perception survey of the APS workforce. This was conducted from 10 May to 11 June 2021. The survey provided an opportunity for employees to give their views about the APS, their agency and their workplace. Participation in the survey was voluntary and encouraged.

The 2021 APS employee census was held at no less a challenging time than when the 2020 census was conducted, however the opportunity to hear and reflect on employee perceptions and experiences is always valuable. 77% of DHA employees participated in the 2021 survey compared to 74% in 2020. DHA employee engagement score for 2021 is 69% which is the same as in 2020.

Census results have been delivered to the business areas who are working on the development of group level interventions linked to business plans. Employee participation and frank feedback continue to be integral to the success of the actions designed to improve employee experience, engagement and to drive an innovative and enthused culture across all DHA. 

If you would like a copy of the accessible version (MS Excel), please email workforce@dha.gov.au.