Workforce diversity census

Help the Queensland Government collect accurate workforce diversity data.

  • Employees: complete the workforce diversity census.
  • HR professionals: ensure your agency collects and provides the appropriate workforce diversity data.

This ensures the Queensland Government puts the right programs in place to support you and helps us create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Read our inclusion and diversity commitment.

Add or update your diversity information using either:

The information you provide will be used for statistical purposes only and in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. No information identifying you will be disclosed to any agency or person.

You can add, update, or delete your diversity information any time.

Use the Queensland Government's Workforce diversity census form (DOCX, 329 KB) to collect employee diversity information. The form ensures consistency of workforce diversity data between Queensland public sector agencies (required by the Public Service Act 2008).

Make the form available online through your Employee Self Service (ESS) portal or as a printed form on your intranet.

You can use the form to capture additional employee information if required. Refer to the Workforce diversity form – agency instructions (DOCX, 331 KB) to learn the minimum requirements for your agency's form.

Promote the Workforce diversity census

Use the Public Service Commission's (PSC) Internal communication toolkit to encourage employees to update their diversity information.

Internal communication toolkit

  • Intranet
  • Newsletter
  • Social media
  • Images
  • Signs
  • Posters

Download the communications toolkit: Part 1 (.zip, 15 MB) | Part 2 (.zip, 13 MB)

Ensure employment equity

The Public Service Act 2008 requires Chief Executives ensure employment equity within their agency. Each agency must act consistent with the merit principle to:

  • enable members of the Equality of Employment Opportunity (EEO) target groups to compete for recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, and career development as effectively as people who are not members of those groups
  • eliminate unlawful discrimination by the agency or its employees against members of the EEO target groups.

Report on workforce diversity

Agencies must report on their workforce diversity data to the PSC. This allows the Commission Chief Executive to meet annual workforce diversity data reporting requirements.

See the Equality of Employment Opportunity Reporting policy.

Minimum obligatory human resource agencies

Agencies covered by the Workforce profile and work performance directive must collect and submit validated workforce diversity data to the PSC on a quarterly basis.

They must use the Minimum obligatory human resource (MOHRI) file specification.

Government owned corporations

Agencies covered by section 148 of the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 must collect and submit validated workforce diversity data to the PSC within 3 months after the end of the financial year.

They must use the Equality of employment opportunity (EEO) file specification.

For help with reporting, see also additional field descriptions.