According to the information revealed from this census, 55.1 % of the employees are male while 44.9% are female. When considering the Central Government and the Provincial Public Sector separately, there are clear differences in these percentages: in the Provincial Public Sector, 61.6% are female, whereas in the Central Government, the majority (64%) are male.
In this census, the information gathered on the educational qualifications of the Public and SemiGovernment Sector employees shows that approximately 35% have passed the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) examination. Similarly, one in four (26.2%) of Public and Semi Government Sector employees hold degrees. Of the roughly 290,000 degree holders, more than half (approximately 54%) have obtained their basic degree in the Arts Stream. Likewise, roughly 14% have obtained degrees in Management/Commerce Stream while about 10% from the Science Stream.
Information on Public and Semi-Government Sector Employees' Information Technology knowledge and usage was also recorded. As revealed by this census, 66.8% of employees (approximately 741,000) have the ability to use computers, while roughly 404,000 employees use computers to carry out their official duties. Approximately 56.3% of Public and Semi-Government Sector Employees use the Internet, while 38.4% use electronic mail.
Representatives from many government institutions such as the Presidential Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Public Administration, Management and Law & Order, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Department of Management Services, Finance Commission, National Pay Commission, Labour Department and National Planning Department were present at this occasion.