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6248.0.55.002 - Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2013   
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Employees June 2013
Cash wages and salaries 2012-13

Commonwealth Government
19 724.5
State Government
1 450.2
103 237.7
Local Government
10 824.1
Total Public Sector
1 891.3
133 786.2

  • In June 2013 there were 1,891,300 public sector employees. There were 248,500 employees in Commonwealth government, 1,450,200 in state government and 192,500 in local government.
  • In 2012-13, the total cash wages and salaries for the public sector was $133,786.2m.


Revisions have been made to the June 2012 employment and the 2011-12 cash wages and salaries data. These revisions are reflected in Tables 1, 2 and 3, and the associated time series spreadsheet.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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