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JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2006
Feb 2006 to May 2006
May 2005 to May 2006
'000
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
Trend estimates
Commonwealth Government
257.3
0.6
3.0
State Government
1 216.2
0.6
2.6
Local Government
166.3
0.1
-0.4
Total Public Sector
1 639.8
0.6
2.4
Seasonally Adjusted estimates
Commonwealth Government
259.4
1.4
3.7
State Government
1 219.2
1.1
2.7
Local Government
167.6
1.6
0.1
Total Public Sector
1 646.2
1.2
2.6

Jun Qtr 2006
Mar Qtr 2006 to Jun Qtr 2006
Jun Qtr 2005 to Jun Qtr 2006
$m
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS
Original estimates
Commonwealth Government
4 357.5
17.0
9.9
State Government
16 731.6
7.2
6.9
Local Government
1 766.1
2.6
5.7
Total Public Sector
22 855.2
8.5
7.4

Public sector employees
Graph: Public sector employees (000), Seasonally adjusted and Trend



JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • From May 2005 to May 2006 the number of public sector employees increased by 37,800 (2.4%) to 1,639,800.
  • In the same period the number of employees increased in Commonwealth government by 3.0% and in state government by 2.6%, but decreased in local government by 0.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2006 14 December 2006
December 2006 22 March 2007


REVISIONS

Revisions have been made to previously published data for March quarter 2005 to March quarter 2006 inclusive, as a result of collecting better quality data and correcting errors in previously compiled data.


INQUIRIES

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TABLES



1. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES, Level of government - States & territories

February 2006
May 2006
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Trend

New South Wales
61.3
380.8
49.9
492.0
61.6
384.1
49.7
495.4
Victoria
57.8
265.5
38.5
361.8
58.3
266.2
38.3
362.8
Queensland
32.1
248.8
43.1
324.0
31.9
250.5
43.3
325.7
South Australia
15.4
103.0
10.3
128.7
15.7
103.5
10.2
129.4
Western Australia
16.2
135.7
16.7
168.6
15.9
136.6
16.9
169.4
Tasmania
6.0
36.3
na
46.6
6.0
36.3
na
46.8
Northern Territory
3.4
19.9
na
26.6
3.4
20.2
na
27.0
Australian Capital Territory
63.5
18.6
. .
82.1
64.5
18.8
. .
83.3
Australia
255.7
1 208.6
166.1
1 630.4
257.3
1 216.2
166.3
1 639.8

Seasonally Adjusted

New South Wales
61.5
381.2
49.4
492.1
62.4
384.5
50.4
497.3
Victoria
57.9
265.0
38.3
361.2
59.1
267.0
38.5
364.6
Queensland
32.2
247.4
42.8
322.4
31.8
251.9
43.5
327.2
South Australia
15.5
102.6
10.3
128.4
15.7
103.7
10.2
129.6
Western Australia
16.0
135.9
17.0
168.9
15.9
136.6
16.9
169.4
Tasmania
6.1
35.8
na
46.3
6.1
36.4
na
47.0
Northern Territory
3.4
19.8
na
26.7
3.5
20.3
na
27.1
Australian Capital Territory
63.2
18.7
. .
81.9
64.9
18.8
. .
83.7
Australia
255.8
1 206.4
165.1
1 627.3
259.4
1 219.2
167.6
1 646.2

Original

New South Wales
61.4
r366.7
r49.3
r477.4
62.9
390.3
50.4
503.6
Victoria
58.1
257.7
38.4
354.2
59.2
270.8
38.6
368.6
Queensland
32.3
r239.5
42.5
r314.3
32.0
255.1
43.5
330.6
South Australia
15.4
r98.5
10.3
124.3
15.6
104.9
10.1
130.6
Western Australia
16.0
130.6
17.1
163.7
16.0
137.6
17.1
170.7
Tasmania
6.1
33.7
4.4
44.2
6.1
37.2
4.4
47.7
Northern Territory
3.4
19.4
3.4
26.2
3.5
20.6
3.3
27.5
Australian Capital Territory
63.0
17.4
. .
80.4
65.5
19.1
. .
84.6
Australia
255.6
r1 163.6
r165.4
r1 584.7
260.8
1 235.7
167.4
1 663.9

. . not applicable
na not available
r revised

2. PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS, Level of government - States & territories: Original

March Quarter 2006
June Quarter 2006
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
864.4
r5 306.8
r569.1
r6 740.3
1 027.4
5 779.2
575.5
7 382.1
Victoria
r876.7
r3 276.8
349.6
r4 503.1
999.7
3 499.7
352.7
4 852.2
Queensland
r443.2
r3 296.3
r460.4
4 199.9
513.2
3 319.2
491.7
4 324.2
South Australia
213.3
r1 272.1
116.0
r1 601.4
249.7
1 290.8
108.1
1 648.6
Western Australia
209.9
r1 545.2
r163.0
r1 918.1
249.5
1 764.6
175.2
2 189.2
Tasmania
80.6
400.7
44.8
526.0
92.6
463.8
43.6
599.9
Northern Territory
47.0
265.1
19.0
331.2
56.7
315.9
19.3
391.9
Australian Capital Territory
990.4
247.1
. .
1 237.5
1 168.7
298.5
. .
1 467.1
Australia
r3 725.5
r15 610.1
r1 721.9
r21 057.5
4 357.5
16 731.6
1 766.1
22 855.2

. . not applicable
r revised

3. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES AND GROSS EARNINGS, Industry: Original

Employees
Gross earnings
February 2006
May 2006
March Quarter 2006
June Quarter 2006
'000
'000
$m
$m

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
r4.6
4.4
r60.9
58.9
Manufacturing
4.9
5.0
81.9
85.5
Electricity, gas and water supply
45.4
46.3
r823.7
888.4
Construction
3.9
5.0
58.1
74.0
Transport and storage
43.2
44.9
708.5
817.1
Communication services
73.1
71.7
1 088.1
1 238.9
Finance and insurance
10.7
10.9
171.6
182.7
Property and business services
r27.5
26.9
r408.8
439.7
Government administration and defence
r443.6
446.5
r5 723.8
6 107.9
Education
r442.0
508.9
r5 355.9
6 274.0
Health and community services
346.4
351.7
r4 634.4
4 573.4
Cultural and recreational services
28.9
28.1
367.9
405.0
Personal and other services
109.4
112.3
1 563.7
1 697.6
All industries(a)
r1 584.7
1 663.9
r21 057.5
22 855.2

r revised
(a) Includes Mining, Wholesale trade, Retail trade and Accommodation, cafes and restaurants.


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