The 1990 EEO Public Sector Survey was conducted to determine progress under the EEO program since the last survey in 1985 and to provide information about employment patterns and opportunities within the New South Wales public sector. The study was designed to provide representative information on the employment experiences of women, Aboriginal people, people of non-English speaking background and people with physical disabilities in the public sector.
Topics investigated were employment details, income, promotion prospects, differential treatment of males and females, differential treatment of minority groups, training and development courses and own education. Language skills (proficiency in English, first language of parents) and details of any disabilities were also recorded. The questionnaire asked respondents about their experience (if any) of discrimination in their current employment.
Background variables include age, sex, birthplace and educational status.